Tuwali language

Native to Philippines
Region Kiangan, Ifugao
Native speakers
30,000 (2000)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Regional language in the Philippines
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ifk
Glottolog tuwa1243[2]

Ifugao, showing the location of Kiangan

Tuwali language is a native language indigenous to Ifugao. Mainly spoken in the whole province. Its only that it has different varieties that distinguishes the municipality.

Kiangan is the oldest town in the province. It derives its name from Kiyyangan, an ancient village near the bank of the Ibulao River across the Lagawe valley.


  1. Tuwali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tuwali Ifugao". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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