Ayta, Indi, Indi Ayta, Mag-Indi Sambal
Native toPhilippines
RegionFloridablanca, Porac, San Marcelino
Ethnicity30,000 (no date)[1]
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1998)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3blx

The Indi language or Mag-indi (or Mag-Indi Ayta) is a Sambalic language with around 5,000 speakers.[2] It is spoken within Philippine Aeta communities in San Marcelino, Zambales, and in the Pampango municipalities of Floridablanca (including in Nabuklod[3]) and Porac. There are also speakers in Lumibao and Maague-ague.[4]



Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s
Lateral l
Rhotic ɾ
Approximant w j


Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Open a


See also


  1. ^ Indi language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013) Closed access icon
  2. ^ a b Indi at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  3. ^ Stone, Roger (2008). "The Sambalic Languages of Central Luzon" (PDF). Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures. 19: 158–183. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Stone, Roger (2017). Introduction to Ayta Mag-Indi Orthography.

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