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Taiwan Indigenous Tribes: Paiwan

Introduce 4 Taiwan indigenous tribes (Paiwan, Bunun, Ami and Rukai) our British Junior students belong to to everyone!

To know the Paiwan Tribe!


The Paiwan tribe is a social organization that place importance on rank, roughly divided into chief, aristocrat, warrior, and common people. Every class has its content of the name, so as long as a name is mentioned, his rank and status can be told. Although the Paiwan tribe put importance on ranking system, they have a concept of the equality of men and women. The family property is inherited by the eldest child. Therefore, female chiefs were not rare to be seen.

Image source: Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park website (Accessed 15/03/2013)

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