Itawit

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Itawes, Itawis, Tawit
Population

134,000 (1990 census). 120,000 Itawit, 14,500 Malaweg.

Location

Luzon, south Cagayan Province.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Itawis, Malaweg (Malaueg). Related to Ibanag languages; 72% intelligibility of South Ibanag [ibg]; 68% of Ilocano [ilo]. Lexical similarity: 53% with Ilocano [ilo].

Language Use

Also use Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development
NT: 1992.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Malaweg may be reclassified as a separate language.