The Arta language, or Edilod, is a Philippine language spoken by around ten native speakers in Quirino and Aurora provinces in Luzon, the Philippines. This language belongs to the branch of the Northern Luzon of the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of Austronesian. The speakers are all so-called Negrito population, mostly over the age of 50. This dictionary in progress is based on the data collected by Yukinori Kimoto, since 2012.

  • For the historical relation to other languages, see Kimoto (2017a) as well as Reid (1989).
  • For the grammar description, see Kimoto (2017b).
  • For annotated text synchronized with audio files, visit Kimoto (2019)


Kimoto, Yukinori. 2017a. Mora, Vowel Length, and Diachrony: Case for Arta, A Philippine Negrito Language. In Liao Hsiu-chuan (ed.) JSEALS Special Publication No. 1. Issues in Austronesian Historical Linguistics1–22.

Kimoto, Yukinori. 2017b. A Grammar of Arta: A Philippine Negrito language. Ph.D dissertation, Kyoto University, Japan.

Kimoto, Yukinori. 2019. Multi-CAST Arta. In Haig, Geoffrey & Schnell, Stefan (eds.), Multi-CAST: Multilingual corpus of annotated spoken texts. (

Reid, Lawrence, A. 1989. Arta, Another Philippine Negrito languageOceanic Linguistics 28(1), pp.47-74.

Yukinori Kimoto