Sunday, November 25, 2007

About Taiwanese Aborigines

Taiwanese Aborigines are the indigenous peoples of Taiwan.

They are closely related to the indigenous people of the Philippines, of the Bajau or Sama group of Native Malaysians.

They have lived in Taiwan for more than 8,000 years.

They form 2 per cent of China Taiwan's population and many of them have intermarried with the Han Chinese majority.

They call the island Pekan in their native languages.

Some of the most prominent of them include Taiwan pop queen Sherry Zhang Hui Mei and pop stars Landy Wen, Vic Zhou, Tank Lu and Alan Luo.