Archive for the ‘Taiwanese Hokkien (nan)’ Category

Language education funding cut in Taiwan

26 April 2013

According to “DPP lawmakers riled by language funding cuts,” funding has been cut for Hoklo, Hakka and aboriginal languages.

The dominant language of Taiwan is Mandarin (cmn), the official language of China. That is followed by Hoklo (Taiwanese Hokkien (nan)) and Hakka Chinese (hak), both of which are spoken on the Chinese mainland as well.

It appears that of 21 Austronesian languages in Taiwan, 17 are still spoken and four are silent.