Ilocano

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ilokano, Iloko
Population

6,920,000 in Philippines (2000 census). Population total all countries: 7,016,400.

Location

Northwest Luzon, La Union and Ilocos provinces; Babuyan islands; Cagayan valley, Mindoro, Mindanao areas. Also in Canada, United States.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in northwest Luzon Island, other areas (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f), may not be subject to population threshold).

Dialects

A pidginized form is used in northern Luzon highlands.

Language Development
Bible: 1909–1996.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage. Tagalog script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Christian.