Bontok, Northern

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Alternate Names
Bontoc, Bontoc, Central, Bontoc, Northern
Population

9,700 (2007 census).

Location

Luzon, northern Mountain Province, Sadanga municipality, Anabel, Bekigan, Belwang, Betwagan, Demang, Sacasacan, Saclit, and the municipal center, Sadanga Poblacion.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Mostly older speakers. Also use Ilocano [ilo]. Young, educated people use Ilocano. Young, educated people use Tagalog [tgl]. Also use Central Bontok [lbk].

Other Comments

Various Sadanga municipality residents do not identify their language as Bontok. They identify with their community dialect, and label it distinctively.