Kinaray-a

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Antiqueño, Ati, Hamtiknon, Hinaray-a, Karay-a, Kiniray-a, Panayano, Sulud
Population

378,000 (1994 SIL), increasing. 1,000 monolinguals.

Location

Western Visayas region: scattered in Aklan, most of Antique, west Iloilo, and west Capiz provinces.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Pandan, Hamtik, Anini-y, Pototan, Lambunao, Miag-Ao, Guimaras Island (Gimaras). Antique area has 75% comprehension of Filipino [fil]; 90% of Hiligaynon [hil]; Iloilo area, 95% of Hiligaynon; 90% of Antique.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hiligaynon [hil], especially in church and school. Acquired through school, travel, and media. Used as L2 by Ati [atk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 95%. Literacy rate in L2: 90% in Hiligaynon [hil]. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Literature. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Texts. NT: 2009. Agency: Paranublian.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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