Molbog

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Balabak, Molbog Palawan
Population

6,680 in Philippines (1990 census). Population total all countries: 13,680. Ethnic population: 13,400. L2 users: Immigrants to Balabac Island.

Location

Palawan Province, Palawan, Bataraza, Balabac, Banggi, Ramos, and Balambangam islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Balabac Island, Banggi Island, Southern Palawan. Intelligibility of Brooke’s Point Palawano [plw] is 27%, of South Palawano is 55%. Lexical similarity: 69% with Quezon Palawano [plc] (Central).

Language Use

Home, at school, informal and formal community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Filipino [fil]. L2 acquired through community, trade, school and travel. L2 used in school, government, travel and trade. Also use Mapun [sjm]. L2 acquired through community, trade, school and travel. L2 used in school, government, travel and trade. Also use Sabah Malay [msi]. L2 acquired through community, trade, school and travel. L2 used in school, government, travel and trade.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 7%. Bible portions: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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