Languages

Kankanaey

Fact corner

  • Language: Kankanaey
  • Alternate names:: Central Kankanaey, Kankanai, Kankanay
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:kne
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Meso-Cordilleran, South-Central Cordilleran, Central Cordilleran, North Central Cordilleran, Nuclear Cordilleran, Bontok-Kankanay, Kankanay
  • Number of speakers: 150,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Kankanaey is a language of Philippines. It is spoken in Luzon, north Benguet, southwest Mountain, southeast Ilocos Sur, and northeast La Union provinces. .

Dialects

Bakun-Kibungan, Guinzadan, Kapangan, Mankayan-Buguias.

The Kankanaey Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekaten
to blowmandagem, sib-okan
to breatheanges
to burnpooan
to buylalkoan
to chewman-gaga
to choosepilien
to climbmantikid, somakyab
to comeomali
to cookman-oto
to countbilangen
to cryman-oga
to cut, hackbetbeten
to die, be deadmatey
to digmankaot
to dreamman-iitaw
to drinkman-inom
to eatmangan
to fallmag-as
to fearegyatan, omegyat
to flowomaloyas
to flymantayaw
to growgomabay
to heardengngen
to hidemantabon
to hitseppaten
to holdegnan
to huntman-anop
to killpeslen
to know, be knowledgeableammo
to laughmayekyek
to lie downbomaktad
to live, be alivematago
to open, uncoverbokatan
to plantman-esek
to pound, beatbayoen
to sayibaga
to scratchgog-oen
to seeilaen
to sewmandait
to shootmamana
to sittomokdo
to sleepmaek
to sniff, smellsongsongen
to spitmantogpa
to splitdesigen
to squeezeipespes, pespesan
to stab, piercetodoken
to standomalagey
to stealakewen, mangakew
to sucksosoen
to swelllomat-ed
to swimlangoy
to thinkmannemnem
to throwitpig
to tie up, fastenikabbot
to turnsomagong
to walkmandan
to vomitman-ota
to workmaowang
to yawnman-owab

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