Molbog

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Balabak, Molbog Palawan
Population

L1 users: 6,680 (1990 census). Ethnic population: 13,400. Total users in all countries: 9,180.

Location

Mimaropa region: Palawan province, Balabac, Balambangam, Banggi, Bataraza, Palawan, and Ramos islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Balabac Island, Southern Palawan, Banggi Island. Intelligibility of Brooke’s Point Palawano [plw] is 27%, of South Palawano is 55%. Lexical similarity: 69% with Quezon Palawano [plc] (Central).

Language Use

Home, at school, informal and formal community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Filipino [fil], Sabah Malay [msi]. Also use Mapun [sjm]. Acquired through community, trade, school, and travel. Used as L2 by Southern Sama [ssb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 7%. Literature. Bible portions: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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