Sambal, Botolan


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Aeta Negrito, Ayta Hambali, Botolan Zambal

32,900 (2000 SIL), increasing.


Luzon, Zambales Province, Botolan and Cabangan municipalities. Affected by Mount Pinatubo eruption.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Ayta Hambali (Hambali Botolan), Sambali Botolan. Among themselves, Ayta Hambali reportedly use some words that are similar to Ayta Mag-anchi [sgb].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Local administration, commerce, religion, letters. All ages. Also use Abellen Ayta [abp]. Used as L2 by Abellen Ayta [abp].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 100%. Literacy rate in L2: 100%. All can read and write. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1982.

Latin script [Latn].