Manide language

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Manide
Camarines Norte Agta
Native to Philippines
Region Camarines Norte, Luzon
Native speakers
3,800  (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 abd
Glottolog cama1250[2]

Manide, AKA Camarines Norte Agta, is a divergent Philippine language spoken by a Philippine Negrito people of Camarines Norte Province in southern Luzon Island, Philippines. The municipalities of Labo, Paracale, and Jose Panganiban have the most speakers.

Manide is closely related to Agta (Inagta) of Alabat and Lopez, Quezon Province (Lobel 2013:66-67). The Agta of Alabat Island were originally descended from migrants from Lopez (Lobel 2010). Their language, Inagta Alabat, is moribund. These languages do not appear to be closely related to any other Philippine languages, and do not subgroup in the Central Philippine or even Greater Central Philippine branches (Lobel 2013:275).

Distribution[edit]

Lobel (2010) reports Manide to be spoken by a total of about 4,000 people in the following municipalities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manide at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Camarines Norte Agta". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.