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There has been severe loss of aboriginal (indigenous) languages in the process of Taiwan’s social transition. According to an UNESCO report, there are five indigenous languages listed as critically endangered, nine as vulnerable and 16 at the brink of extinction.
Aboriginal groups said the Ma-Xi meeting was not sanctioned, so President Ma could not represent the Taiwanese people, or even Taiwanese aborigines, and declare that people on both sides of the strait are all part of the Chinese nation.
“When mainstream teaching materials can not teach the aboriginal kids how to understand themselves, then we must figure out a curriculum and teaching materials suitable for aboriginals to allow the kids to learn by what they are most familiar with.”