Agta, Casiguran Dumagat

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Casiguran Dumagat
Population

610 (Headland 1989).

Location

Central Luzon, east coast; Isabela Province, Dinapigue municipality; down coast, Aurora Province, past Casiguran city as far as Dipaculao municipality; Quirino Province, thin border strip.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Intelligibility: 83% of Paranan [prf].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Filipino [fil]. Used as L2 by Arta [atz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 2%. Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Dictionary. NT: 1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Negrito. Pressure from Filipino homesteaders moving into the area. Traditional lands now used by homesteaders for agriculture.