Agta, Mt. Iraya


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Agta, Inagta of Mt. Iraya, Itbeg Rugnot, Lake Buhi, Rugnot of Lake Buhi East

150 (Wurm 2000). Ethnic population: 380.


Bicol region: Camarines Sur province, Buhi area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).


54%–86% comprehension of Naga dialect of Central Bikol [bcl], 94% comprehension of Mt. Iriga Agta [agz], Iriga City dialect. Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with Bikol; 70% with Mt. Iriga Agta, Iriga City dialect, 93% among four dialects.

Language Use

Home. Some young people, all adults. Negative attitudes. Also use Filipino [fil].

Other Comments

Heavy borrowing from Legaspi dialect of Central Bikol [bcl].

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