Dupaningan Agta

Dupaningan Agta
Eastern Cagayan Agta
Native to Philippines
Region northern Luzon
Ethnicity Aeta
Native speakers
1,400 (2008)[1]
  • Yaga
Language codes
ISO 639-3 duo
Glottolog dupa1235[3]

Area where Dupaningan Agta is spoken according to Ethnologue

Dupaningan Agta (Dupaninan Agta), or Eastern Cagayan Agta, is a language spoken by a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer Negrito people of Cagayan and Isabela provinces in northern Luzon, Philippines. Its Yaga dialect is only partially intelligible.[2]

Geographic distribution

Robinson (2008) reports Dupaningan Agta to be spoken by a total of about 1,400 people in about 35 scattered communities, each with 1-70 households.[4]



Labial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop p b t d k g (ʔ)
Nasal m n ŋ
Trill/Tap r
Lateral l
Fricative s h
Glide w j

Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right is voiced.


Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low a


  1. Robinson, Laura C. 2011. Dupaningan Agta: grammar, vocabularly and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  2. 1 2 http://www.ethnologue.com/language/duo Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.), 2013. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Seventeenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International.
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dupaninan Agta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. Robinson, Laura C. (2011). Dupaningan Agta: grammar, vocabulary, and texts (Pacific Linguistics PL635). Canberra, A.C.T.: Pacific Linguistics, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. ISBN 9780858836464.
  5. 1 2 3 Reid, Lawrence A. 1994. "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages." In Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jun. 1994), pp. 37-72.

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