Archive for the ‘Seediq (trv)’ Category

Dictionaries for Taiwan Languages

7 March 2011

According to a posting on the “News Ticker” of Taiwan Today, two languages have been added to the online dictionaries of indigenous languages of Taiwan. The post says that the languages are those spoken by the Sakizaya and Sediq (Seediq) peoples.

According to Wikipedia, the language of the Sakizaya is classified as a dialect of Northern Amis (ais), though it diverges significantly from other dialects and could be considered a separate language. The Seediq language (trv) has a citation in the Ethnologue as having 20,000 speakers as of 2008.

The online dictionary (Google Translate to English) site, which is in Chinese, appears to have glossaries for at least eight languages.