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The Atayal's

Today there are about 75,000 members of the Atayal ethnic group. Special cultural features include the gaga ancestral instruction system (a set of share taboos and beliefs unique to the Atayal), facial tattooing, patrilineal inheritance of a father's first name as a son's last name, worship of ancestral spirits, cloth weaving, and a united community typically occupying a single valley or flood plain.