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Isinai language

Isinai
Isinay
Native toPhilippines
RegionLuzon
Native speakers
(5,500 cited 1990 census)[1]
Austronesian
Language codes
ISO 639-3inn
Glottologisin1239[2]
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Area where Isinai is spoken[1]

Isinai (also spelled Isinay) is a Northern Luzon language primarily spoken in Nueva Vizcaya province in the northern Philippines. By linguistic classification, it is more divergent from other South-Central Cordilleran languages, such as Kalinga, Itneg or Ifugao and Kankanaey.

According to the Ethnologue, Isinai is spoken in Bambang, Dupax del Sur, and Aritao municipalities, alongside Ilocano.

Grammar

Isinai contains a definite article with three different forms that vary depending on the relation of the noun. The forms of the definite article are: ar, ardari, and war. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b Isinai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Isinai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Conant, Carlos (1915). "Grammatical Notes on the Isinai Language (Philippines)". Journal of the American Oriental Society. 35: 289–292 – via Glottolog.