Karao

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Karaw
Population

2,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Luzon, east Benguet Province, Karao, Ekip, and Bokod areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Limited comprehension testing showed 85% comprehension of Kayapa Kallahan [kak]; 78% of Ilocano [ilo]. Lexical similarity: 90% with Ibaloi [ibl].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kalangoya [kak], Ilocano [ilo], Ibaloi [ibl], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 80%–90%. Literacy rate in L2: 80%–90%. Taught in primary schools.
Writing
Latin script.