Butuanon language

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Native to Philippines
Native speakers
(35,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 btw
Glottolog butu1244[2]

Butuanon , also referred by its speakers as Visayan, is an Austronesian language spoken in Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur, with some native speakers in Misamis Oriental and Surigao del Norte. As of 2007, Butuanon is spoken by fewer than 500 youngsters in Butuan itself.[3]

Butuanon is very closely related to the Tausug language of distant Sulu and the Surigaonon language of neighboring provinces Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte.


  1. ^ Butuanon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Butuanon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Fred S. Cabuang (September 6, 2007). "Saving Butuanon language". Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2010-03-14.