Origin of the Austronesians: book on one of the greatest migrations in human history launched in Taiwan

The Council of Indigenous Peoples launched a book that explores the origin of the world’s most widely distributed language group, yesterday, August 17. The Origins of the Austronesians consists of articles by experts and scholars from around the world, and was published under the auspices of Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples. The book is the culmination of efforts that began at the International Austronesian Languages Revitalization Forum, jointly organized by Taiwan, Japan, and the United States, and held in Palau

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Austronesian youth from 9 nations will join Taiwanese indigenous people at this years National Indigenous Games

Twenty-one people from nine Austronesian nations will compete in traditional sports events with local indigenous athletes at this year’s biennial National Indigenous Games, which kick off tomorrow, March 19, in Yilan County. It is the first time international athletes have participated in traditional Austronesian sports events that will run alongside the official national athletic competitions. Austronesian Youth United will hold three traditional sports competitions, including traditional archery, wood-sawing, and weight carrying. Countries represented in the games include the Marshall Islands,

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