Ifugao, Amganad


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Amganad, Ifugaw

27,100 (2000 SIL). 168,000 all Ifugao (1990 census). 10,000 monolinguals. L2 users: A few speakers of other languages speak Ifugao in school, market, commerce.


Luzon, Ifugao Province, Hungduan and Banaue municiplities; into southwest Mountain Province.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


Banaue Ifugao, Burnay Ifugao. Intelligibility of Burnay dialect 81%. Lexical similarity: 83% with Burnay dialect.

Language Use

Many Ifugao parents raising children in non-Ifugao-speaking areas do not teach Ifugao to their children (2007 SIL). All domains as well as religious services, traditional ceremonies, administration, and commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo]. Used as L2 by Tuwali Ifugao [ifk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% (2007 SIL). 17,550 read it and 14,000 write it (2007 SIL). Videos. NT: 1980–2002.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.