Kanakanabu in Taiwan

Joshua Project has identified the Kanakanabu only in Taiwan





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kanakanabu reside in central Taiwan around Minchuan village, Sanmin Township, Kaohsiung County. The Kanakanabu language is nearly extinct. There are currently just 6 to 8 speakers of the language among an ethnic population of approximately 250. The Kanakanabu are sinicized. They now speak Taiwanese, Mandarin, and/or Bunun.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Kanakanabu
People Name in Country Kanakanabu
Population in Taiwan 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Taiwan Indigenous
People Name General Kanakanabu
Ethnic Code AUG01a
Country Taiwan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Namaxia, in Gao Hsiong.   Source:  Field worker
People Group Map Kanakanabu in Taiwan PDF Version

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanakanabu (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanakanabu 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 30.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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