Kankanaey is a member of the Northern Luzon branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 240,000 people mainly in Mountain Province, and also in northern Benguet Province in the north Luzon in the Philippines. It's name is also written Kankana-ey. Kankanaey is related to Ilocano

Kankanaey alphabet and pronunciation

Kankanaey alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Kanan Jesus en daida, “Mo mankararag kayo, siya nay kanan yo: ‘Ama, madaydayaw koma din nasantoan ay ngadan mo. Domteng koma din panturayam isnan daga.
  2. Iyaam dakamis inag-agew sin kanen ay kasapolan mi.
  3. Pakawanem din basbasol mi, tan pakawanen mi abe din binmasol en dakami. Bomadang ka abe ta adi kami masolsolisog.’”

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1329/LUK.11.KD


  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

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Information about Kankanaey

Northern Luzon languages

Arta, Balangao, Bontoc, Bugkalot, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Ilocano, Isinai, Itawis, Kankanaey, Pangasinan, Yogad

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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