Kalinga language

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Native to Philippines
Region most parts of Kalinga, northern parts of Mountain Province, eastern parts of Abra and southern parts of Apayao, Luzon
Native speakers
90,000  (1998–2008)[1]
No estimate for Mabaka Valley
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bjx – Banao Itneg
kyb – Butbut Kalinga
kmk – Limos Kalinga
kml – Tanudan Kalinga
knb – Lubuagan Kalinga
kkg – Mabaka Valley Kalinga
kmd – Madukayang Kalinga
ksc – Southern Kalinga (Bangad)
Glottolog kali1311  (adds Masadiit)[2]
Area where the Kalinga dialect continuum is spoken according to Ethnologue

Kalinga is a dialect continuum of Kalinga Province in the Philippines, spoken by the Igorot people. The Banao Itneg variety is not one of the neighboring Itneg languages.


  1. ^ Banao Itneg at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Butbut Kalinga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Limos Kalinga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tanudan Kalinga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Lubuagan Kalinga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mabaka Valley Kalinga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    (Additional references under 'Language codes' in the information box)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kalinga". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.