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Taiwan Indigenous Tribes: Amis

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

To know the Amis Tribe!


The Amis tribes live close to the coastal area or the creek. For this reason, fishing plays an important role in the Amis’ daily life. Fishing not only sustains daily life, but also contains cultural meanings. In the Amis society, the doings of fishing or eating fish symbolize the end of an event, such as a funeral.

Image source: Digital Museum of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples (Accessed 15/03/2013)

Stories from the Amis Tribe

Click on the book and read the story "Vay-Rovas and the sea spirit" from Amis tribe online!

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