Abellen language

Native to Philippines
Region Tarlac
Ethnicity 5,000 Aeta (2008?)[1]
Native speakers
3,000 (2008)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abp
Glottolog aben1249[3]

Abellen, Abenlen, or Aburlin is a Sambalic language. It has about 3,500 speakers (Stone 2005) and is spoken in a few Aeta communities in Tarlac province, Philippines.


Ethnologue reports Abellen Ayta speakers in the following locations of Tarlac Province.

Himes (2012)[4] also reports the Abellen location of sitio Loob-Bunga, barangay Poon Bato, Botolan, Zambales.

See also


  1. Abellen language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. Abellen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Abenlen Ayta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. Himes, Ronald S. 2012. “The Central Luzon Group of Languages”. Oceanic Linguistics 51 (2). University of Hawai'i Press: 490–537.

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