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Ilocano

A language of Philippines

ISO 639-3ilo

Population  6,920,000 in Philippines (2000 census). Population total all countries: 6,996,600.
Region  Northwest Luzon, La Union and Ilocos provinces, Cagayan Valley, Babuyan, Mindoro, Mindanao. Also in United States.
Language map  Northern Philippines, reference number 2
Alternate names   Ilokano, Iloko
Dialects  A pidginized form is used in northern Luzon highlands.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Ilocano
Language use  Trade language.
Language development  Bible: 1909–1996.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian.