Itneg, Maeng

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Luba-Tiempo Itneg, Southern Itneg
Population

18,000 (2003 SIL). Ethnic population: 18,000.

Location

Luzon, south Abra Province, Luba, Tubo, and Villavisciosa municipalities.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: Tubo area 60% with Ilocano [ilo], 68% with Northern Kankanaey [kne]; Villavisciosa area 76% with Ilocano, 61% with Northern Kankanaey.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community. All ages. Most have high proficiency in Ilocano [ilo]. Also use Filipino [fil], or English [eng].

Other Comments

Christian.