People often mistakenly assume that a language is at risk of extinction simply when the number of speakers declines and dies out. However, more often than not, languages are endagered when the speakers (particularly the younger generation) opts to use a more dominant and mainstream language. ​

According to Ethnologue, of the 175 indigenous languages ​​of the Philippines, 35 are considered endangered (31 threatened, 4 shifting), 11 are on the brink of extinction (5 moribund, 5 nearly extinct 1 dormant), and 2 are extinct. ​

Through Wikapedia, we aim to help mitigate the language  crisis in the Philippines by:
-acting as an open library and resource platform for languages ​​that are in critical condition
-educating and promoting active usage of the language, particularly amongst the younger generations
-raising awareness of this issue to the rest of the nation

Individual support is no longer sufficient as we face escalating levels of threat and risk to these languages. It is imperative that we take a unified and collective stand in solidarity with these indigenous communities to prompt a decisive call to action.

Atta, Pamplona (Northern Cagayan Negrito)
Location: Northwest of Cagayan Province (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:1,000 (1998 SIL)
Endangered

Itbayaten, Batanes Island (Ivatan, Batan, Batanes, Itbayat)
Location: Batanes Islands
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
pproximate Number of Speakers: 35,000 (1998 SIL) 3,448 Itbayatan (1996 census)
Status: Stable

Isneg (Dibagat-Kabugao-Isneg, Isnag, Maragat)
Location: Apayao (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 30,000 (1994 SIL)
Status: Stable

Itneg, Binongan (Tingguian, Tinguian)
Location: Ba-ay Valley and Licuan Abra Province, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 7,500 (2003 SIL) 46,405 all Itneg varieties (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Bontoc, Guinaang
Location: Central Mountain Province, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 540,000 (2007 SIL)
Status: Stable

Ifugao, Batad
Location: Ifugao Province, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 43,000 (1987 SIL)
Status: Stable

Ifugao, Amganad (Ifugaw)
Location: Luzon – Central Ifugao Province
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesiand
Approximate Number of Speakers: 27,100 (2000 SIL)
Status: Stable

Ilongot, Kakiduge:n (Bugkalut, Bukalot, Lingotes)
Location: East Nueva Vizcaya, Western Quirino, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 50,800 (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Gaddang (Cagayan)
Location: Central Isabela, and Bagabag, Solano; Nueva Vizcaya, Bayombong, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 30,000
Status: Stable

Kallahan, Kayapa (Akab, Ikalahan, Kalangoya, Kalangoya-Ikalahan, Kalanguya, Kalkali, Kayapa)
Location: Northeast Pangasinan, West Nueva Vizcaya, West Ifugao, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:15,000 (1991 UBS)
Status: Stable

Kallahan, Keley-I (Antipolo Ifugao, Hanalulo, Keley-i, Keley-i Kalanguya, Keleyqiq Ifugao)
Location: Napayo, Kiangan Ifugao Province, northwest of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 8,000 (2000 SIL)
Status: Stable

KanKanay, Northern (Sagada Igorot, Western Bontoc)
Location: Luzon – West of Mountain Province, Southeast of Ilocos Sur
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 70,000 (1987 SIL)
Status: Stable

Inibaloi (Benguet-Igorot, Ibadoy, Ibaloy, Igodor, Inibaloi, Nabaloi)
Location: Luzon – Central and South of Benguet Province, West of Nueva Vizcaya Province
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 111,000 (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Binukid (Binukid Manobo, Bukidnon, Binokid)
Location: North Central Mindanao, Agusan del Sur, Southern Bukidnon, Northeast of Cotabato
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 100,000 (1987)
Status:Stable

Manobo Tigwa (Matig-Salug Manobo)
Location: Davao del Norte, Southeast of Bukidnon, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 30,000 (2002 SIL)
Status: Stable

Manobo, Ata (Ata of Davao, Atao Manobo, Langilan)
Location: Mindanao – Northwestern of Davao
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 26,700 (2000 census)
Status: Stable

Manobo, Bibabawon (Debabaon, Dibabaon, Mandaya)
Location: Manguagan, Davao del Norte, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 10,000 (1978 SIL)
Status: Stable

Manobo, Ilianen (Ilianen)
Location: Northern Cotabato, Mindanao
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 14,600 (2000)
Status: Stable

Manobo, Sarangani (Governor Generoso Manobo)
Location: Southern and Eastern of Davao, Mindanao
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 58,000 (2000 census)
Status: Stable

Bilaan, Koronadal (B'laan, Baraan, Bilanes, Biraan, Tagalagad)
Location: Mindanao – South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:150,000 (2007 SIL)
Status:Stable

Bilaan, Sarangani ( Balud,Tumanao)
Location: Mindanao – South Cotabato Province, Sarangani; Davao Del Sur Province
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Poleynisian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 90,800 (2000)
Status: Stable

Mamanwa (Mamanwa Negrito, Minamanwa)
Location: Mindanao – Agusan del Norte and Surigao provinces
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 5,150 (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Batak Palawan (Babuyan, Tinitianes)
Location: Southern Philippines (Palawan)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 200 (2000 S. Wurm)
Status: Endangered

Manobo, Western Bukidnon (Ilentungen, Kiriyenteken, Pulangiyen)
Location: Southern Bukidnon Province, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:19,000 (2000)
Status: Stable

Mansaka (Mandaya Mansaka)
Location: Eastern Davao and Davao Oriental provinces, Mindanao
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 57,800 (2000)
Status: Stable

Samal (Central Sama, Sama, Panguturan, Siyama)
Location: West Central Sulu, Pangutaran Island, west of Jolo, (Mindanao). Also southern Palawan, Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 35,200 (2000)
Status: Stable

Sambal, Botolan (Aeta Negrito, Ayta Hambali, Botolan Zambal)
Location: Central Luzon – Zambales Province, Botolan and Cabangan municipalities
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 32,900 (2000 SIL)
Status: Stable

Sangil (Sanggil, Sangiré)
Location: Balut Island, Sarangani Island, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 15,000 (1996 SIL)
Status: Stable

Sangir (Sangihé, Sangirese)
Location: Balut and Sarangani islands off of Mindanao
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 55,000 in Philippines (1981 SIL)
Status: Stable

Subanon, Siocon (Western Subanon)
Location: Zamboanga Peninsula, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 75,000 (1997 SIL)
Status: Stable

Subanon, Siocon (Western Subanon)
Location: Zamboanga Peninsula, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 75,000 (1997 SIL)
Status: Stable

Subanon, Siocon (Western Subanon)
Location: Zamboanga Peninsula, (Mindanao)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 75,000 (1997 SIL)
Status: Stable

Subanun, Sindangan (Subanen, Central)
Location: Eastern of Zamboanga Peninsula, Sulu Archipelago, (Mindanao)
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 140,000 (2000)
Status: Stable

Tagabili (T’boli, Tiboli)
Location: South Cotabato Province, Southwestern Mindanao
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 95,300 (2000)
Status: Stable

Tagbanwa, Kalamian
Location: Calamian Group and Linapacan Group in northern part of Palawan Province, and some Tagbanwa communities on northeastern coast of Palawan Island
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 10,000 (2007 SIL)
Status: Stable

Tagbanwa, Kalamian
Location: Calamian Group and Linapacan Group in northern part of Palawan Province, and some Tagbanwa communities on northeastern coast of Palawan Island
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 10,000 (2007 SIL)
Status: Stable

Tausug (Taw Sug, Bahasa Sug, Moro Joloano, Sinug, Suluk, Tausog)
Location: Jolo (Sulu Archipelago), Palawan Island, Basilan Island, Zamboanga City. Also in Indonesia (Kalimantan) and Sabah, Malaysia.
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 1,100,000
Status:Stable

Atta, Pamplona (Northern Cagayan Negrito)
Location: Northwest of Cagayan Province (Luzon)
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 1,000 (1998 SIL)
Status: Endangered

Balangaw (Balangao Bontoc)
Location: East of Bontoc Province (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 21,300 (2000)
Status: Stable

Dumagat, Casiguran
Location: Luzon – East coast of Aurora Province
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 610 (Headland 1989)
Status: Endangered

Gaddang (Cagayan)
Location: Central Isabela, and Bagabag, Solano; Nueva Vizcaya, Bayombong, (Luzon)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 30,000
Status: Stable

Ivatan (Batan, Batanes, Itbayat)
Location: Batanes Islands
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 35,000 (1998 SIL)
Status: Stable

Ivatan (Batan, Batanes, Itbayat)
Location: Batanes Islands
Family:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 35,000 (1998 SIL)
Status: Stable

Kalagan (East and West shores of Davao Gulf, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 21,400 (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Kalagan (East and West shores of Davao Gulf, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental)
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 21,400 (1990 census)
Status: Stable

Kankanay, Northern (Sagada Igorot, Western Bontoc)
Location: Luzon – West of Mountain Province, Southeast of Ilocos Sur
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 70,000 (1987 SIL)
Status: Stable

Tagbanwa, Aborlan (Apurawnon, Tagbanua)
Location: Scattered Communities in Palawan, Ranging from south to north of Puerto Princesa
Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers: 40,600 in Philippines (2000)
Status: Stable

A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It’s all embodied in a language.

Noam Chomsky

“Father of Modern Linguistics”



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RESOURCES

Wikapedia hopes to contribute in cultural preservation and revitalization by acting as a open library and resource platform for languages in critical condition.

EDUCATION

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AWARENESS

Wikipedia wishes to foster national appreciation for these languages and raise awareness of the ongoing language crisis in order to encourage others to take action.








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