A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ikalahan, Kalangoya, Kalangoya-Ikalahan, Kallahan, Kayapa

100,000 (2010), increasing. census.


Luzon, western Nueva Vizcaya Province; Ifugao Province, Hungduan municipality; Benguet Province, Bokod municipality; northeast Pangasinan Province, San Nicolas municipality.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Central Kalanguya (Kayapa), Northern Kalanguya (Ambaguio, Tinoc), Southern Kalanguya (Santa Fe), Western Kalanguya (Benguet).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, church, community affairs. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Ilocano [ilo], Tagalog [tgl]. Used as L2 by Karao [kyj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 85%. Mother-tongue multilingual education has been implemented in primary schools. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Grammar. NT: 1983.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Intermarriage with Ilocanos and other groups. Children in such marriages tend to adapt a somewhat different language which is a combination of their parents’ languages. Christian, traditional religion.

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