Inabaknon

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Abaknon, Abaknon Sama, Capuleño, Kapul, Sama
Autonym
Inabaknon
Population

L1 users: 26,400 (2010 M. Jacobson). Population increases 300–500 yearly. About 500 leave annually to find opportunities elsewhere. 3,000 monolinguals. Almost all children.

Location

Eastern Visayas region: Northern Samar province, San Bernardino strait, Capul island, east to San Isidro island; Manila.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Language Use

Vigorous. New inhabitants of Capul Island tend to learn the language or leave. All domains. All ages. Also use Cebuano [ceb], Central Bikol [bcl], English [eng], Filipino [fil].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 11,000 can read and write. Literacy rate in L2: 90%–95%. Written form used in village health education, song books, some event programs, and religious ceremonies. Taught in primary schools. Literature. NT: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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