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Today's Kavalan culture in TaiwanThe Kavalan's

The Kavalan now number around 900. Originally living on the Yilan Plain, they moved south to the Hualien and Taitun areas after Han Chinese immigration. For a long time, they have been considered as one of the pingpu groups (plains aborigines), which were assimilated by Han Chinese at an early date. Nevertheless, traditional features can still be found in their language, myths, rituals, related arts and crafts. Due to their close vicinity to the Amis, the Kavalan's traditional customs cannot help being influenced.