Kalinga, Southern


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Madlango Kalinga, Tinglayan Kalinga

13,000 (2000 SIL), increasing. 58% are monolingual.


Luzon, Kalinga Province. 13 villages; some in Tabuk.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).


Bangad, Mallango, Sumadel, Tinglayan. Intelligibility of Guinaang Kalinga [knb] 63%, Tanudan Kalinga [kml] 51%.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Written use in religious services. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Ilocano [ilo] or English [eng]; L2 acquired through school, media, work, and intermarriage; L2 used with outsiders, school, home, and trade.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 65%. Literacy rate in L2: 65%. Language of instruction. Grammar. NT: 1986.
Latin script, used since 1979.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.