Yakan language

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Native to Philippines
Region Basilan
Ethnicity Yakan
Native speakers
unknown (110,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yka
Glottolog yaka1277[2]
Area where Yakan is spoken

Yakan is the language of Basilan Island in the Philippines. It is the only Bornean language in that country.


  1. ^ Yakan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yakan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.