Ibanag

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ybanag
Population

500,000 (1990 SIL).

Location

Luzon, Isabela and Cagayan provinces.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Cagayan and Isabela provinces.

Dialects

North Ibanag, South Ibanag. Intelligibility with Itawit [itv] 69%.

Typology

VSO; genitives after noun heads; adjectives and numerals before noun heads; CV, CVC; nontonal.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo]. Used as L2 by Faire Atta [azt], Pudtol Atta [atp].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%–100%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Taught in primary schools, in Cayagan and Isabela provinces. NT: 1911–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].