Ambala language

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Native to Philippines
Region Zambales, Olongapo, Dinalupihan
Native speakers
(1,700 cited 1986)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abc
Glottolog amba1267[2]

Ambala is a Sambalic language spoken in the Philippines. It has more than 2,000 speakers (Ramos 2004) and is spoken within Aeta communities in the Zambal municipalities of Subic, San Marcelino, and Castillejos; in the city of Olongapo; and in Dinalupihan, Bataan (Ethnologue).

Reid (1994)[3] reports the following Ambalà locations, from SIL word lists.

Himes (2012)[4] also collected Ambala data from the following locations.

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  1. ^ Ambala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ambala Ayta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Reid, Lawrence A. 1994. "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages." In Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jun. 1994), pp. 37-72.
  4. ^ Himes, Ronald S. 2012. “The Central Luzon Group of Languages”. Oceanic Linguistics 51 (2). University of Hawai'i Press: 490–537.