Kankanaey

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Central Kankanaey, Kankanai, Kankanay
Population

150,000 (1991 SIL). All Kankanai 218,000 (1990 census).

Location

Luzon, north Benguet, southwest Mountain, southeast Ilocos Sur, and northeast La Union provinces.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bakun-Kibungan, Guinzadan, Kapangan, Mankayan-Buguias.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 78%. NT: 1990–2000.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.