The Aborigines of Taiwan. The Puyuma: from headhunting to by Josiane Cauquelin

By Josiane Cauquelin

According to wide box examine over a interval of two decades, this is often the 1st entire examine of the Puyuma humans of Taiwan. The Puyuma belong to the Austronesian peoples, which this present day quantity under 370,000. In Taiwan, they're the least identified of the aboriginal teams, numbering merely 6000, and inhabiting the Southeastern province of Taitung. The learn appears to be like on the old adjustments within the prestige and definition of those humans with regards to the vital country, the factors wherein humans make sure their very own ethnic id, and the evolution of that identification via background. The expanding information within the West of the significance of ethnic family members makes this an extremely well timed booklet.

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U/. Morphology It is not possible, here, to list all the affixes (see Cauquelin 1991b, c). B is a predicate that is not inflected through the addition of an infix, a prefix or a suffix; such bases never appear in this uninflected form in conversation. They can be translated by either a verb or a nominal form. e. an action has taken place): d-in-apal-an ‘footprints’, < dapal ‘foot’ p-en-uar-an ‘running away from places’, < puar ‘run away’ Following a labial consonant, the infix /-in-/ becomes /-en-/. I have never encountered any other allomorphs.

Here is the Puyumas’ account of this personage, Takitok or Karitag: In ancient times, the chief of the Tipul was more important than ours. Formerly, our miabubtan (‘those who wear the bubtan’) had to go. ‘Go and pay tribute,’ we would say to these miabubtan. They went to pay tribute like taxes. usan to present sticky rice cakes and returned to the village. So, it is thus. ’ they asked. ‘Every year, the miabubtan are ordered to go,’ we replied. ’ These were the words that we heard. ‘So, we are going to kill each other,’ said the Tipul, and we killed each other.

16 Also mentioned is a certain Tooke-tok (Tokotof), chief of the eighteen tribes occupying the south of the island, whom General C. W. Le Gendre, US Consul at Amoy, met in September 1867 (Davidson 1903: 119–20). Among the thirteen tribes cited, it is possible to recognise the Bootan as the Vata’an (Ami) and Pepo, but no name resembles that of the Puyuma of Tipul (or Tipun). Could the reference be to another person? e. ’ 18 THE PUYUMA 1 THE PUYUMA Linguistics The Austronesian (AN) family is assumed to divide into two primary branches, Formosan and non-Formosan.

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