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Isinai language

Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(5,500 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3inn
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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.


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]


  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.