Ayta, Ambala


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ambala Agta, Ambala Sambal

1,660 (1986 SIL).


Central Visayas region: Zambales province, Castillejos, Olongapa, San Marcelino and Subic city; Central Luzon region: Bataan province, Dinalupinan barrio.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).


None known. Ambala Ayta speakers’ comprehension of Botolan Sambal [sbl] is 60%, of Mag-Indi Ayta [blx] is 54%, of Mag-antsi Ayta [sgb] is 60%, of Magbukun Ayta [ayt] is 70%. Lexical similarity: 70% with Botolan Sambal, 55% with Filipino [fil].

Language Use

Also use Filipino [fil].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Bible portions: 2014.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Do not mix with other Ayta groups. Affected by Mount Pinatubo eruption. Traditional religion, Christian.

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