U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 09-22-2016, 08:12 PM
Location: Metro Atlanta
42 posts, read 53,331 times
Reputation: 40


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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 09-22-2016, 08:16 PM
Location: Taipei
6,773 posts, read 5,118,153 times
Reputation: 4565
Ethnic cleansing by Han Chinese
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2016, 12:41 AM
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
451 posts, read 1,079,365 times
Reputation: 357
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...




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.


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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2018, 11:55 PM
478 posts, read 189,711 times
Reputation: 141
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top