Formosan

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Noun1.Formosan - the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa
Austronesian language, Austronesian - the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
Atayalic, Tayalic - a language spoken by a Malaysian people on Formosa
Tsouic - a Formosan language
Paiwanic - a Formosan language
Adj.1.Formosan - of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
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Though Saisiyat is now one of the best documented Formosan languages, they say, there are few studies on its morphology, the complexity of which has been overlooked in the past.
Documentation on Siraya is most welcome not only because the language is interesting in itself but because Formosan languages are vital for historical linguistics.
Taiwan has a number of spoken languages, including Mandarin, Taiwanese/Minnan (Hokkien), Hakka, and Formosan languages.