Ifugao, Mayoyao


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ifugaw, Mayaoyaw, Mayoyao

30,000 (2007 SIL). L2 users: 0.


Luzon, Ifugao Province, north Mayoyao, Aguinaldo, and Alfonso Lista municipalities; Mountain Province, 2 small border areas.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).


None known. 86%–94% intelligibility of Batad Ifugao [ifb]. Grammatical markers are different. Lexical similarity: 54% with Batad Ifugao [ifb].

Language Use

Home and personal interaction; in school for bridging; some churches. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: More than 60%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–60%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. New media. NT: 2004.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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