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Old 09-22-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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Polynesians descended from Taiwanese aborigines. Currently, Taiwanese aboriginals number about 500,000 and make up only 2% of Taiwan where as Han Chinese make up over 95% of the country. Have the Taiwanese aboriginals intermixed or been absorbed into the Han Chinese population?
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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Ethnic cleansing by Han Chinese
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:41 AM
 
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I think it also depends on who is defined as Taiwanese aborigines is an important distinction to be made. Back in the Qing Dynasty days of control of Taiwan, there was the distinction in the registration of aborigines as "cooked" vs "raw." During the Japanese controlled era of Taiwan, the registration of these groups continued. The "cooked" ones adopted Han cultured, assimilated or intermarried. The "raw" one remained distinct. There are distinction between the "Pingpu" (平埔族) from the Western Plains of Taiwan and the "Yuanzhumin" (原住民). Though there are many within these 2 groups, in general, these 2 groups are distinct from each other. The former ("Pingpu"/平埔族) were not officially recognized as aborigines even though they were in Taiwan long before the Han came to Taiwan. This group largely assimilated or intermarried with the Han. If it was intermarriage with the Han among the "Pingpu"/平埔族, it usually involved a Han male and a "Pingpu"/平埔族 female. Their offsprings would adopt Han surname, culture and genealogy since Han genealogy is paternal despite having some "Pingpu"/平埔族 ancestry maternally. The Yuanzhumin/原住民 remained distinct and were really only the ones counted as aborigines. This subject is often debated.

Tsai Ing-wen

I only below is just Wikipedia, but you can look up the sources cited also...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingpu_peoples

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan...ins_Aborigines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_aborigines

I believe I have some Pazeh mixed in (they are part of the "cooked" group/Taiwanese Plains Aborigines/Pingpu) on my mother's side who is from Tanzi and Fengyuan in Taichung County, Taiwan where the Pazeh resided and are native. And a DNA specialist showed that my specific mtDNA was very common with the Pazeh tribe who were one of the "Pingpu"/平埔族 peoples.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pazeh_people

While my father's side of the family is from Chiayi, Taiwan, which the Hoanya people of the "Pingpu"/平埔族 were native. I always wonder if we possibly could have some Hoanya mixed in (or that many of them intermarried, adopted Han culture and thereby became "extinct"). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoanya_people
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:55 PM
 
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they are a minority in Taiwan having close language with Austronesians in Southeast Asia and Pacific Islander
search on google mostly taiwanese aborigines look like a mixing with han chinese not pure austronesian

I Found photo native taiwanese look very similiar Indonesian, filipino and malays https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/8d...0527af7eab.jpg
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