Northern Cordilleran languages


Northern Cordilleran languages
Northern Cordilleran
Geographic
distribution:
north Luzon
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Subdivisions:

The Northern Cordilleran languages[1] are a group of languages spoken in the Philippines. They are,

  • Dumagat: Dumagat Agta, ?Paranan, ?Kasiguranin
  • Cagayan Valley
    • Isnag
    • Ibanag–Gaddang
      • Ibanagic: Atta, Ibanag, Itawit, Yogad
      • Gaddang–Cagayan (85%): Gaddang, Cagayan Aeta, Ga'dang

A 2008 analysis of the Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database'[2] fully supported the unity of the Cagayan Valley languages, and the unity of the Northern Cordilleran languages at 95% confidence. There are numerous languages of the Aeta peoples scattered through the North Cordilleran family which were not included in the study.

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