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Kankanaey

A language of Philippines

ISO 639-3kne

Population  150,000 (1991 SIL). All Kankanai 218,279 (1990 census).
Region  Luzon, north Benguet Province, southwest Mountain Province, southeast Ilocos Sur, northeast La Union.
Language map  Northern Philippines, reference number 21
Alternate names   Central Kankanaey, Kankanai, Kankanay
Dialects  Mankayan-Buguias, Kapangan, Bakun-Kibungan, Guinzadan.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Meso-Cordilleran, South-Central Cordilleran, Central Cordilleran, North Central Cordilleran, Nuclear Cordilleran, Bontok-Kankanay, Kankanay
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 75%. Literacy rate in L2: 78%. NT: 1990.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists: rice, vegetables. Traditional religion, Christian.