Ayta, Mag-Indi

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Indi Ayta, Mag-Indi Sambal
Population

5,000 (1998 SIL), increasing. 40,000 Negritos in Philippines (2007 SIL). Ethnic population: 30,000 Ayta (all Ayta in Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac region).

Location

Luzon, Pampanga Province, barrios and communities in Florida Blanca and Porac; Zambales Province, San Marcelino.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

46% comprehension of Botolan Sambal [sbl], 50% of Ambala Ayta [abc], 59% of Pampangan [pam], 32% of Mag-antsi Ayta [sgb]. Lexical similarity: 75% with Botolan Sambal [sbl], 38% with Filipino [fil], 83% with Mag-Anchi [sgb], 71% with Ayta Abellen [abp], 51% with Kapampangan [pam].

Language Use

Stable. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Pampangan [pam] or Filipino [fil].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 10%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 10%. Bible portions: 2002–2010.
Writing
Latin script.