Itneg, Masadiit

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A language of Philippines

Population

L1 users: 7,500. 45,000 all Itnegs in Abra Province.

Location

Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra province, Boliney, Bucloc, and Sallapadan municipalities; Kalinga province, western border.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Masadiit Boliney, Masadiit Sallapadan. Lexical similarity: 62% with Ilocano [ilo], 70% with Guinaang Kalinga [knb], 86% with Binongan Itneg [itb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community. All ages. Also use English [eng], Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo].

Language Development
Literature.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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