Kalanguya is a member of the South-Central Cordilleran branch of the Philippine language family. It is spoken in northern Luzon in the Philippines by about 100,000 people, mainly in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet and Pangasinan.

There are four main dialects of Kalanguya: Central Kalanguya (Kayapa), Northern Kalanguya (Ambaguio, Tinoc), Southern Kalanguya (Santa Fe), and Western Kalanguya (Benguet).

Kalanguya is also known as Kallahan, Ikalahan, Kalangoya, Kalangoya-Ikalahan or Kayapa Kallahan. It is taught in primary schools, and used in literature and on the radio. There is a translation of the Bible in Kalanguya, but few other texts.

Kalanguya alphabet and pronunciation

Kalanguya alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Kalanguya (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Amamin wadad langit
maidaydayaw kumay ngadanyo
Un-ali komay pagariam matungpal komay piyanmo
di langit ingeh tu komad luta
Idwat moy kenenmin hayyan aggew
Pakawanmo kami dima bahulmi
ingeh tud pammakawanmi dima nanbahul nan higgami
Agmo kami ittulok di sulisog et
dadaanmo kami no waday ahimugal ni tuo


Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heavan,
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trepess against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

Sample videos in Kalanguya


Information about Kalanguya

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Bantik, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Calmian Tagbanwa, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Central Tagbanwa, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Iranun, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Sangirese, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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