Pampangan

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Amánung Sísuan, Pampango, Pampangueño
Autonym
Kapampangan
Population

2,040,000 (2005 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 2,049,670.

Location

Central Luzon region: southwest Nueva Ecija province; Tarlac province; most of Pampanga province west of Pampanga river; Central Visayas region: Zambales province, scattered along east border.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Pampanga and 2 other Luzon provinces (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f)).

Typology

15 consonants and 5 to 6 vowels, depending on dialect.

Language Use

Dominant language in Pampanga Province. Used as L2 by Mag-Indi Ayta [blx].

Language Development
Bible: 1917–1994.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

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