Balangao

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Balangao Bontoc, Balangaw, Farangao
Autonym
Finarangao
Population

11,500 (2005 UNSD), decreasing. No monolinguals.

Location

Cordillera Administrative Region: Kalinga province, Tanudan municipality; central Mountain province.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo]. Also use English [eng], especially children in school.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 42%. Literacy rate in L2: 42%. Teachers use Balangao to explain questions. Literature. Grammar. NT: 1982.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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