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.

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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
People ID 12484
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
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kanakanabu (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanakanabu 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format 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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