Itneg, Inlaod

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Tinggian, Tinguian
Population

9,000 (2003 SIL).

Location

Northern Luzon, Abra Province, a few villages in Penarubia, Lagangilang, Danglas, and Langiden municipalities; southwest of Binongan Itneg [itb] and northwest of Masadiit Itneg [tis] language areas.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: Inlaod of Langiden 73% with Ilocano [ilo]; Inlaod of Danglas 71% with Ilocano, 75%–77% with Binongan Itneg [itb], 75%–76% with Masadiit [tis] of Sallapadan, 74%–75% with Moyadan Itneg [ity]. Inlaod of Langiden and Inlaod of Danglas 86% with each other.

Language Use

Vigorous in some communities. Home, community. Use among children decreasing. Most have high proficiency in Ilocano [ilo]. Also use Filipino [fil], or English [eng].

Other Comments

Christian.