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Mount Iriga Agta language

Inagta Rinconada
Mt. Iriga Agta, West Buhi Agta
Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(1,500 cited 1979)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3agz

Inagta Rinconada (Mount Iriga Agta) is a Bikol language spoken by a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer Agta (Negrito) people of the Philippines. It is spoken to the east of Iriga City up to the shores of Lake Buhi. The language is largely intelligible with Mount Iraya Agta on the other side of the lake.

The Rinconada Agta live primarily in forests near rural barangays of Buhi, Iriga (including a settlement in the Ilian area), and Baao in Camarines Sur (Lobel 2013:68).[3]


Reid (1994)[4] also reports a closely related variety called Rugnot spoken in the area of Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur. Inagta locations listed by Reid (1994) are as follows.

  • Santa Niño, Hayagan, and Santa Cruz, Ipil, Buhi, Camarines Sur
  • San Augustine, Buhi, Camarines Sur; SIL
  • San Ramon, Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur; SIL


  1. ^ Inagta Rinconada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mt. Iriga Agta". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Lobel, Jason William (2013). Philippine and North Bornean languages: issues in description, subgrouping, and reconstruction (PDF) (Ph.D. dissertation thesis). Manoa: University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  4. ^ Reid, Lawrence A. (1994). "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages". Oceanic Linguistics. 33 (1): 37–72. doi:10.2307/3623000.