This group (Malaueg, Malweg, Malagueg) is concentrated about the municipality of Rizal, the general area formerly known as Malaueg before the twentieth century in the province of Cagayan, and west about Conner in Kalinga-Apayao. The total population is some 14,591 (NSO 1990). Except for the dialectal variation which is close to Itawit, the group is hardly distinguishable from the Ibanag/Itawit groups that live in nearby Cagayan Valley.

       The Malaweg are located on a foothill west of Piat on the Matalag river near the southeast border of Kalinga-Apayao province. Tobacco was raised here on a commercial scale by the people which drew Ibanags to the area from the east.

Distribution of Ethnic Groups by Provinces
(Arrangement: Population count)
Total National Population 14,591
Aurora 11
Benguet 31
Cagayan 11,285
Davao 11
Ifugao 10
Iloilo 214
Kalinga-Apayao 2,515
La. Union 11
Negros Occ. 32
Occ. Mindoro 76
Palawan 69
Quirino 5
S. Cotabato 21
Zamboanga N. 30
Mandaluyong 20
Manila 217
Muntinlupa 10
Paranaque 10
Taguig 13