Isnag

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Apayao, Dibagat-Kabugao-Isneg, Isneg, Maragat
Population

450 (2002 UNSD).

Location

Cagayan Valley region: Cagayan province, Claveria and Santa Praxedes municipalites; Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra province, scattered along west Apayao province border; Apayao province northern two-thirds; Ilocos region: Ilocos Norte province, scattered along west Apayao border.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Bayag, Dibagat-Kabugao, Calanasan, Karagawan (Daragawan), Talifugu-Ripang (Tawini). Calanasan dialect 94% intelligibility of Dibagat dialect, 88% of Ilocano [ilo]; Talifugu-Ripang 89% of Dibagat, 71% of Ilocano.

Language Use

Also use Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Literature. NT: 1980–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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