Yogad is a member of the Northern Luzon branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in northern Luzon in the Philippines, specifically in Echague and nearby towns in Isabela province in the Cagayan Valley region. In 2005 there were about 17,900 speakers of Yogad.

Yogad alphabet and pronunciation

Yogad alphabet and pronunciation

The sound /k/ is also written c or qu.

Download an alphabet chart for Yogad (Excel)

Sample text (Mangngan Da)

Cambasao te mangan da
Nacagacu ra si Innang
Cambasao, cambasao
Yu yaccan ay sinapa
Mappasensiya quitam ambit
Te awan tu cuarto tam
Natu lelao, natu lelao
Magyaccan quitam tu baca.

Translation (Let's Eat)

Come on here for it's time to eat
Mother is done cooking
Come here, come here
Our food is smoked fish
Let's be patient for a while
Because we have no money
For tomorrow, for tomorrow
We will eat some meat.

Source: Yogad Folk Songs of Echague: Reflections of Life and of Love (PDF)

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Information about the Yogad alphabet and languages

Northern Luzon languages

Arta, Balangao, Bontoc, Bugkalot, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Ilocano, Isinai, Itawis, Kankanaey, Pangasinan, Yogad

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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