Bontok, Central

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Alternate Names
Bontoc, Bontoc Igorot, Bontoc, Central
Population

19,600 (2007 census).

Location

Luzon, Mountain Province, Bontoc municipality, Bontoc ili, Caluttit, Dalican, Guina-ang, Ma-init, Maligcong, Samoki, and Tocucan villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Northern Bontok [rbk], Southwestern Bontok [vbk], Southern Bontok [obk], and Eastern Bontok [ebk]. A member of macrolanguage Bontok [bnc].

Language Use

The great majority of older people are also bilingual in English [eng]. Youth use Ilocano [ilo] when speaking together, especially in high school and college contexts. The great majority of older people are also bilingual in Ilocano [ilo]. Youth also use Tagalog [tgl] when speaking together, especially in high school and college. Fewer older people speak Tagalog. Used as L2 by Northern Bontok [rbk], Southwestern Bontok [vbk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 35%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. Dictionary. NT: 1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].