Caʉpʉ hlapa’ahlica is currently working for Indigenous Language Research and Development Foundation in Taiwan. Caʉpʉ’s involved in various revitalization projects of the indigenous languages in Taiwan.
Why I decided to join ILDRF to save my mother tongue Hla’alua
Hla’alua (Saaroa), my mother tongue, is an endangered language spoken by an Austronesian people in southern Taiwan. With a population of less than 500 people, it has been extremely challenging for us to maintain the use of our own language in today’s predominantly mandarin-speaking Taiwanese society. At Polyglot Conference Budapest 2023, I would like to share my linguistic story with you and explain why I decided to join ILRDF to save my mother tongue.