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Paranan

A language of Philippines

ISO 639-3: agp

Population 15,789 (2000 WCD). Population includes 13,220 Lowland Paranan, 1,000 to 2,000 Palanan Agta.
Region East coast, Isabela Province, Luzon; surrounded by hills. Isolated.
Alternate names   Palanenyo, Planan
Dialects Palanan Dumagat (Palanan Valley Agta, Palanan Valley Dumagat). Intelligibility of Casiguran Dumagat 76%. Palanan Dumagat intelligibility of Paranan 98%, of Casiguran Dumagat 94%. Lexical similarity 85% with Palanan Dumagat, 87% with Casiguran Dumagat.
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Northern Philippine, Northern Luzon, Northern Cordilleran, Dumagat, Northern
Language use Paranan speakers have moderate comprehension of Tagalog, low of Ilocano. Palanan Dumagat speakers have low comprehension of Tagalog and Ilocano.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: 75% (lowlanders), 1% to 3% (Negritos). Literacy rate in second language: 75% (lowlanders), 1% to 3% (Negritos). Bible portions: 1988.
Comments Lowland. Negrito. Coastal. Tropical forest.