Ifugao, Amganad


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Amganad, Ifugaw

27,100 (2000 SIL). 10,000 monolinguals. 168,000 all Ifugao (1990 census). Ethnic population: 25,500 (2007 SIL).


Luzon, central Ifugao Province.

Language Maps
Language Status

4 (Educational).


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 Ilocano [ilo], English [eng], or Filipino [fil].

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.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.