Iraya language

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Native to Philippines
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 iry
Glottolog iray1237[2]

The Iraya language is a language spoken by Mangyans in the province of Mindoro in the Philippines.


Ethnologue reports that Iraya is spoken in the following municipalities of northern Mindoro island.

Barbian (1977)[3] also lists the location of Calamintao, on the northeastern boundary of Santa Cruz municipality (7 km up the Pagbahan River from the provincial highway).


  1. ^ Iraya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Iraya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. English-Mangyan vocabulary. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.
  • Colin E. Tweddell. 1958. The Iraya (Mangyan) Language of Mindoro, Philippines: Phonology and Morphology. University of Washington. Ann Arbor: UMI. (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Colin E. Tweddell and Thomas E. Tweddell and Hazel A. Page. 1974. "Iraya Mangyan Phonology and Philippine Orthography." Anthropological Linguistics 16. 368-392.