Kallahan, Kayapa

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ikalahan, Kalangoya, Kalangoya-Ikalahan, Kalanguya
Population

15,000 (1991 UBS), increasing.

Location

Luzon, west Nueva Vizcaya, northeast Pangasinan, west Ifugao provinces.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Kalanguya (Kayapa), Northern Kalanguya (Ambaguio), Southern Kalanguya (Santa Fe).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, church, community affairs. All ages. Positive attitudes. 98% also use Ilocano [ilo]. 98% also use Tagalog [tgl]. Used as L2 by Karao [kyj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 85%. Mother-tongue multilingual education has been implemented in primary schools. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Grammar. NT: 1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Intermarriage with Ilocanos and other groups. Children in such marriages tend to adapt a somewhat different language which is a combination of their parents’ languages. Christian, traditional religion.