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Bontoc, Central

A language of Philippines

ISO 639-3bnc

Population  540,000 (2007 SIL). 10,000 monolinguals.
Region  Luzon, central Mountain Province.
Language map  Northern Philippines, reference number 62
Alternate names   Bontoc, Bontoc Igorot
Dialects  Sadanga, Guinaang, Bontoc. Intelligibility with Ilocano [ilo] 58%, Finallig [bkb] 56%.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Meso-Cordilleran, South-Central Cordilleran, Central Cordilleran, North Central Cordilleran, Nuclear Cordilleran, Bontok-Kankanay, Bontok
Language use  Also use Ilocano, English, or Filipino [fil].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 35%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.