Ayta, Mag-antsi

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Mag-Anchi Ayta, Mag-Anchi Sambal
Population

8,200 (1992 SIL).

Location

Central Luzon region: Botolan Sambal area, Angeles city, Bamban, Capas, 2 of Castillejos, 2 of Mabalacat, Pampanga, San Marcelino, Sapang Bato, Tarlac, and Zambales barrios; all on Mount Pinatubo east side near Tarlac-Pampanga border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 77% intelligibility of Mag-Indi Ayta [blx], 65% of Ambala Ayta [abc], 46% of Pampangan [pam]. Lexical similarity: 76% with Botolan Sambal [sbl], 50% with Filipino [fil], 46% with Pampangan.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Literature. Dictionary. NT: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

People scattered due to Mount Pinatubo eruption.

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