Saaroa in Taiwan

Joshua Project has identified the Saaroa only in Taiwan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Saaroa reside in the west central mountains, south and southeast of Minchuan, along the Laonung River. The Saaroa language was on the verge of extinction in 1990. There are currently just 5 to 6 speakers in an ethnic population of 300. The Saaroa are sinicized. Speakers have shifted to Taiwanese, Mandarin, and Bunun. No children speak Saaroa. Older people speak Taiwanese. There was a major shift to Bunun when Bunun speakers migrated into the area. There has been a subsequent shift to Mandarin.

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People Name General Saaroa
People Name in Country Saaroa
Population in Taiwan 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Taiwan Indigenous
People Name General Saaroa
Ethnic Code AUG01a
People ID 14617
Country Taiwan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West central mountains, south and southeast of Minchuan, along Laonung River.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Saaroa (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Saaroa 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
0.00 %
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