Dupaningan Agta
Eastern Cagayan Agta
Native toPhilippines
Regionnorthern Luzon
Native speakers
1,400 (2008)[1]
  • Yaga
  • Tanglagan
  • Santa Ana-Gonzaga
  • Barongagunay
  • Palaui Island
  • Valley Cove
  • Bolos Point
  • Peñablanca
  • Roso (Southeast Cagayan)
  • Santa Margarita
Language codes
ISO 639-3duo
ELPDupaninan Agta
Area where Dupaningan Agta is spoken according to Ethnologue

Dupaningan Agta (Dupaninan Agta), or Eastern Cagayan Agta, is a language spoken by a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer Negrito people of Cagayan and Isabela provinces in northern Luzon, Philippines. Its Yaga dialect is only partially intelligible.[2]

Geographic distribution and dialects

Robinson (2008) reports Dupaningan Agta to be spoken by a total of about 1,400 people in about 35 scattered communities, each with 1-70 households.[1]

Ethnologue reports Yaga, Tanglagan, Santa Ana-Gonzaga, Barongagunay, Palaui Island, Camonayan, Valley Cove, Bolos Point, Peñablanca, Roso (Southeast Cagayan), Santa Margarita as dialects of Dupaningan Agta. [4]



Labial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop p b t d k g (ʔ)
Nasal m n ŋ
Trill/Tap r~ɾ
Lateral l
Fricative s h
Glide w j

Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right is voiced.


Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low a

/a, e/ have lax allophones of [ə, ɛ].


  1. ^ a b Robinson, Laura C. (2008). Dupaningan Agta: Grammar, vocabulary, and texts (Thesis). University of Hawaii at Manoa. hdl:10125/20681.
  2. ^ a b http://www.ethnologue.com/language/duo Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.), 2013. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Seventeenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International.
  3. ^ a b c Reid, Lawrence A. (1994). "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages" (PDF). Oceanic Linguistics. 33 (1): 37–72. doi:10.2307/3623000. hdl:10125/32986. ISSN 0029-8115. JSTOR 3623000.
  4. ^ "Ethnologue".(subscription required)