Subanon language

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Subanen
Subanon, Subanun
Kalibugan, Kolibugan
Region Western Mindanao
Native speakers
unknown (400,000 cited 1978–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
syb – Central
stb – Northern
suc – Western
skn – Kolibugan
laa – Lapuyan
sfe – Eastern
Glottolog suba1253[2]

The Subanen language (also Subanon and Subanun) is an Austronesian language belonging to the Mindanao languages. It is typically considered by linguists as a dialect cluster more than a monolithic language. Subanen is spoken in various areas of Zamboanga Peninsula namely the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and in Misamis Occidental of Northern Mindanao. There is also a sizeable Subanen community in Misamis Oriental. Most go by the name of Subanen, Subanon or Subanun, while those who adhere to Islam refer to themselves as Kalibugan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Northern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Western at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Kolibugan at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Lapuyan at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Eastern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Subanen". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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