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The Thao's

The Thao have a population of about 550 and live at Sun Moon Lake, originally on an island in the lake, later being moved to the lake's edge. Once practicing "floating island" farming in which soil and grass were placed on bamboo rafts for the planting of crops, they later depended on fishing, agriculture, and hunting for their livelihoods. Thao language and culture have been influenced by those of the neighboring Atayal and Bunun people.