Ambala Ayta
Native toPhilippines
RegionZambales, Olongapo, Dinalupihan
Native speakers
(1,700 cited 1986)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3abc

Ambala is a Sambalic language spoken in the Philippines. It has more than 2,000 speakers[2][full citation needed] and is spoken within Aeta communities in the Zambal municipalities of Subic, San Marcelino, and Castillejos; in the city of Olongapo; and in Dinalupihan, Bataan.[3]

Reid (1994)[4] reports the following Ambala locations, from SIL word lists:

Himes (2012)[5] also collected Ambala data from the following locations:

See also


  1. ^ Ambala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Ramos 2004
  3. ^ "Ayta, Ambala". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  4. ^ Reid, Lawrence A. (1994). "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages". Oceanic Linguistics. 33 (1): 37–72. doi:10.2307/3623000. hdl:10125/32986. JSTOR 3623000.
  5. ^ Himes, Ronald S. (2012). "The Central Luzon Group of Languages". Oceanic Linguistics. 51 (2): 490–537. doi:10.1353/ol.2012.0013. JSTOR 23321866. S2CID 143589926.