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Item ID: 225880  

Taiwan Formosa China Old Postcard Canoe Ships of Yami Tribe Orchid Island Savage

Vintage Old Colour Picture Postcard. Japan Japanese Occupation Period. c.1920. China Formosa Taiwan. Ethnic Life. Taiwanese. Shipping. Aboriginal Men. Ships of Yami Tribe, Tao Tribe, Yamei Tribe. Native Savage Canoes Boats with Small Sails. Orchid Island. 臺灣 族之刻舟 紅頭嶼 族之用 彼等獨特之舟 裝疑 蘭嶼 達悟族 雅美族.

Publisher: 臺北 生蕃屋本店 發行 Taipei
Series No: 7
Background: Orchid Island (Yami: Ponso no Tao or Pongso no Tao; Chinese: 蘭嶼; pinyin: Lán Yǔ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lân-sū) is a 45 km² high island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan Island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait. It is governed as Lanyu Township of Taitung County. The Tao (達悟族), originally recognized as Yami (雅美), are a Taiwanese aboriginal people, native to tiny outlying Orchid Island in Taiwan. The Tao are an Austronesian people linguistically and culturally closer to the Ivatan people of the Batanes islands in the Philippines than to other aboriginal peoples on the main island of Taiwan. The word "Tao" (pronounced Ta-o) means "person" or "people" in the Tao language and many Philippine languages. The Tao people are traditionally good at making balangays (native canoes), which is a symbol of their tribe.


Taiwan Formosa China Old Postcard Canoe Ships of Yami Tribe Orchid Island Savage

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