The Kankanai (Central Kankanaey, Igorot, Kakanay, Kankanaey, Kankanay, Southern Kankanai) are a group numbering around 110,000 in 1981 in northern Benguet Province, southwest Mountain Province, and southeast llocos Province, Luzon, the Philippines. Kankanai is classified in the Hesperonesian Group of the Austronesian Language Family. The Central Kankanai are closely related linguistically to the Lepanto, or Northern Kankanai, and are culturally similar to the Ibaloi. Kankanai settlements are generally scattered.

See also Bontok ; Ibaloi ; Sagada Igorot


LeBar, Frank M. (1975). "Kankanai." In Ethnic Groups of Insular Southeast Asia. Vol. 2, Philippines and Formosa, edited by Frank M. LeBar, 90-92. New Haven: HRAF Press.

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