Bontok, Central


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Bontoc, Bontoc Igorot, Bontoc, Central

19,600 (2007 census).


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).


Similar to Northern Bontok [rbk], Southwestern Bontok [vbk], Southern Bontok [obk], and Eastern Bontok [ebk].

Language Use

Youth use Tagalog [tgl] or Ilocano [ilo] when speaking together, especially in high school and college. The great majority of older people are also bilingual in Ilocano, as well as English [eng]. Fewer older people speak Tagalog.

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