Itawit

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Itawes, Itawis, Tawit
Population

189,000 (2005 UNSD). 171,000 Itawis and 18,000 Malaueg (2005 UNSD).

Location

Cordillera Administrative Region: Apayao province, Conner municipality; Cagayan Valley region: south central Cagayan province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Malaweg (Malaueg), Itawis. Related to Ibanag languages; 72% intelligibility of South Ibanag [ibg]; 68% of Ilocano [ilo]. Lexical similarity: 53% with Ilocano [ilo].

Language Use

Also use Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Malaweg may be reclassified as a separate language.

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