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Finale Winning Results of 4th Word Contest of Indigenous Language

  • 更新時間:2018/07/23 10:54:56

The award and closing ceremony of 4th Word Contest of Indigenous Language was held by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Council) at 15:00, June 3, 2018 (Sunday) in National Taiwan Normal University, and Icyang Parod, the director of the Council, was present in person to congratulate the winning teams and presented them the bonus.

From 15 counties and cities, 81 teams throughout the country were registered for the Contest and there were 531 participants in total. After the two-day fierce competition, the champion team of each group came out. In primary school teams, Pingtung County--Wangchia Warrior Team (Paiwan language) won the first prize, and for middle school team, Taoyuan City-- Chieshou Chung Team (Atayal) got the palm; as for the primary school team of endangered language, Kaohsiung City Ruhlucu Team (Hla'alua) won the champion, and the middle school team of endangered language, Hualien County-- Fengpin Kebalan (Kebalan) won the first place (see Appendix for more details). Icyang, director of the Council, bestowed the bonuses in person, which reached NTD 880,000 in total.

The Council stated that the number of team signed up for the Contest hit the historical record, and up to 12 Indigenous Peoples were engaging in the Contest. In addition to extending the congratulations and affirmed all participating students, Director Icyang also expressed that the Contest was a way to promote the indigenous languages, expecting that all the participating students could be good indigenous language speakers in their daily life under the long-time persistent and industrious promotion of heads of counties and cities. After the approval of Indigenous Language Development Act, the substantial works had been carried out under the joints efforts of people from all walks of life to implement the indigenous languages, i.e. the national language to realize historical justice, facilitate the preservation and development of indigenous languages as well as guarantee the use and inheritance of indigenous languages.

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