Arta language

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Native to Philippines
Region northern Luzon
Native speakers
15  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 atz
Glottolog arta1239[2]

Arta is a nearly extinct Negrito language of the northern Philippines. Lawrence Reid's 1990 fieldwork revealed only 12 speakers in Aglipay, Quirino Province, and in 1992 it was spoken by only three families. It is not closely related to other languages.

There are still small groups of Arta speakers in Maddela and Nagtipunan towns of Quirino Province (Lobel 2013:88). Arta is currently being documented by Yukinori Kimoto.


  1. ^ Arta at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Arta". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.