Language of the Day for 05 January 2021


Kalinga, Butbut [kyb]

A language of
Population Full
15,000 (2008), increasing. 113,000 all Kalinga (2005 UNSD). 1,000 monolinguals.
4 (Educational).
Language Use
Home, community, church. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use Ilocano [ilo], which is acquired through school, travel, media, and use in church.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 98%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Newspapers. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2016.