Indi language

Native to Philippines
Region Floridablanca, Porac, San Marcelino
Ethnicity 30,000 (no date)[1]
Native speakers
5,000 (1998)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 blx
Glottolog magi1241[3]

The Indi language, Mag-indi (or Mag-Indi Ayta) is a Sambalic language with around 5,000 speakers.[2] It is spoken within Philippine Aeta communities in San Marcelino, Zambales, and in the Pampango municipalities of Floridablanca (including in Nabuklod[4]) and Porac. There are also speakers in Lumibao and Maague-ague.[5]

Reid (1994)[6] also reports a variety called Balugà spoken in Camatsili, Floridablanca, Pampanga.

See also


  1. Indi language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. 1 2 Indi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mag-Indi Ayta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. Himes, Ronald S. 2012. “The Central Luzon Group of Languages”. Oceanic Linguistics 51 (2). University of Hawai'i Press: 490–537.
  6. 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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