Dialects and Languages

Various Languages are spoken in the locality. More or less 76.97% speaks Ilocano, 18.76% are Ibanags.

Household Population By Mother Tongue: 1995 & 2002

Mother Tongue

Household Population % to Total
1995* 2002
       
Ilocano 13,912 15,488 76.97%
Ibanag 3,394 3,779 18.78%
Negrito 208 231 1.15%
Tagalog 195 217 1.08%
Kalinga 74 83 0.41%
Bicol 25 28 0.14%
Cebuano 22 24 0.12%
Pangasinan 11 12 0.06%
Bontok 11 12 0.06%
Ifugao 7 8 0.04%
Agta 5 6 0.03%
Itawis 5 6 0.03%
Waray 4 4 0.02%
Ilongot 4 4 0.02%
Other local dialects 197 219 1.09%
TOTAL 18,074 20,122 100.00%
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