Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(2,000 cited 1998–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
azt – Faire Atta
att – Pamplona Atta
atp – Pudtol Atta
dyg – Villa Viciosa Agta (?)
ELPFaire Atta

Atta is an Austronesian dialect cluster spoken by the Aeta (Agta) Negritos of the northern Philippines.


There are three varieties according to Ethnologue.

Villa Viciosa Atta, supposed once spoken in Villaviciosa, Abra, is presumed to be related, but is unattested.[2]

Reid (1994) also reports the following locations for Southern Cagayan Agta.[3]


  1. ^ Faire Atta at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Pamplona Atta at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Pudtol Atta at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Villa Viciosa Agta (?) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Villa Viciosa Atta". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  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.