Kalinga, Tanudan


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Lower Tanudan, Lower Tanudan Kalinga, Mangali Kalinga

11,200 (1998 SIL), increasing. 1,120 monolinguals. L2 users: Used by those intermarrying with local speakers and by outsiders living in the area.


Luzon, south Kalinga Province, south end of Tanudan valley.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Dacalan, Lubo, Minangali (Mangali), Pinangol (Pangul), Tinaloctoc (Taluctoc). Intelligibility: 79% of Limos Kalinga [kmk], 66% of Guinaang dialect of Lubuagan Kalinga [knb]. Lexical similarity: 97% with Pinangol dialect, 80% with Madukayang Kalinga [kmd].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 82%. Literacy rate in L2: 70%–82%. Bible portions: 1980–1987.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.