Bontoc is a member of the Northern Luzon branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in Mountain Province (Lalawigang Bulubundukin) in northern Luzon in the Philippines. In 2007 there were 41,000 speakers of Bontoc.
According to Ethnologue there are five Bontok languages: Central Bontok, Eastern Bontok, Northern Bontok, Southern Bontok and Southwestern Bontok. Central Bontok has the most speakers - about 19,600.
ch, r and sh are only used in foreign names and loanwords.
Information about Bontoc provided by Wolfram Siegel
Ama id chaya machad-ayaw nan ngachanmo.
Omali nan en-ap-apowam.
Maangnen nan nemnemmo isnan lofong ay kag id chaya.
Ichowam nan kanenmi isnan kawakawakas.
Pakawanem nan fasolmi,
tay pinakawanmi akhes nan finmasol ken chakami.
Ad-im ogkhayen chakami isnan maawisanmi ay enfasol,
mod-i ket isas alakam chakami isnan ngaag.
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