|unknown (1.03 million cited 1981–1990)|
Historically written in Arabic
mrw – Maranao
ill – Iranun
Area where Maranao is spoken
Below is the sound system of Maranao including underlying phonetic features.
Velar fricative [h]
- tohan 'God'
- tahon 'astrological sign'
- hadapan 'in front (of God)'
Consonants are also pronounced longer if preceded with a schwa ə. However, this process is not a form of gemination since consonant elongation in Mëranao is not distinctive as seen in other Philippine languages such as Ilokano and Ibanag. Some of these are:
- tepad [təpːad] 'get off a vehicle'
- tekaw [təkːaw] 'starled; surprised'
- Meranaw is spoken by the Maranao Tribe.
- Maranao at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Iranun at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Lobel, Jason William. 2013. Philippine and North Bornean languages: issues in description, subgrouping, and reconstruction. Ph.D. dissertation. Manoa: University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
|Maranao language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
- Bansa.org, Maranao Dictionary
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