South Mindanao languages

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South Mindanao
Bilic
Geographic
distribution
southern coast of Mindanao
Linguistic classification Austronesian
Glottolog bili1253[1]
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Areas where Bilic languages are spoken

The South Mindanao or Bilic languages are a group of related languages spoken by the Bagobo, B'laan, T'boli, and Tiruray peoples of the southern coast of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. They are not part of the Mindanao language family that covers much of the island. The languages are:

Reconstructions[edit]

Savage (1986) reconstructs Proto-South-Mindanao from Tboli, Koronadal Blaan, and Sarangani Blaan. Tiruray and Bagobo were not used in Savage's (1986) reconstruction.

Numerals[edit]

Numerals in South Mindanao languages[2]
Numeral Bagobo Tboli Tiruray Sarangani
Blaan
1 hɔtu sotu səbaʔan sɑtu
2 uwwɔ lewu rəwo lwɨ
3 tɔllu tlu tələw tlu
4 appat fat fot fɑt
5 limɔ limu limo limɨ
6 ɔnnɔm nem nəm nɑm
7 pittu hitu fitəw fitu
8 wɔlu wolu waləw wɑlu
9 hiyɔw syom səyow syəw
10 pɔlluʔ sfoloʔ folo sfɑloʔ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bilic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ http://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/numeral/Austronesian-Western.htm
  • Savage, Dale T. 1986. A Reconstruction of Proto-Southern Mindanaon. Studies in Philippine Linguistics 6. 181-223.