Native toPhilippines
RegionKiangan, Ifugao
Native speakers
30,000 (2000)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Regional language in the Philippines
Language codes
ISO 639-3ifk
Ifugao, showing the location of Kiangan

Tuwali language is a native language indigenous to Ifugao. It is mainly spoken in the whole province. Its different varieties distinguish the municipality.

Kiangan is the oldest town in the province. It derives its name from Kiangan, an ancient village near the bank of the Ibulao River across the Lagawe valley.


  1. ^ Tuwali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Further reading

  • Hohulin, Richard M.; Hohulin, E. Lou (2014). Tuwali Ifugao Dictionary and Grammar Sketch. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines. ISBN 978-971-780-031-8.