Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(14,500 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Malaweg (Malaueg) is spoken by the Malaweg people in the northern part of the Philippines. As per Ethnologue, it is a dialect of the Itawis language.[2]

Malaweg is mostly spoken in the Northern Cordillera Mountain Range region and some in the Province of Cagayan, with the majority in the town of Rizal. Ninety-eight percent of the people living in Rizal are Malaweg-speaking, and the town is known as "The Premier Town of the Malaweg".[citation needed]


From Fr. Jose Bugarin's Ibanag Dictionary "Ueg [modern: uweg], river estuary. Pl. ueueg [uweweg] = Malaueg: a town in this province, in the district of Itaves (Itawis, now Chico River)"

The Malaueg Church in Rizal, Cagayan


  1. ^ Itawit at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices