Language of the Day for 09 October 2019


Sama, Balangingih [sse]

A language of
Population Full
80,000 in Philippines (2007). Ethnic population: 73,600 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 85,000.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, community. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Chavacano [cbk], English [eng], Filipino [fil], Tausug [tsg].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 40%–45%. Most urban men are literate. Literature. Videos. NT: 2008.