Calamian languages

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islands between Mindoro and Palawan
Linguistic classificationAustronesian

The Calamian languages (also spelled Kalamian) are a small cluster of languages spoken in the Philippines:

Calamian Tagbanwa and Agutaynen.[2]

These are among the few languages of the Philippines which continue to be written in indigenous scripts, though mostly for poetry.


The Calamian languages are a primary branch of the Philippine language family.[3]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kalamian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Another language called Tagbanwa, Aborlan Tagbanwa, is one of the Palawan languages.
  3. ^ Blust, Robert (1991). "The Greater Central Philippines hypothesis". Oceanic Linguistics. 30 (2): 73–129. doi:10.2307/3623084. JSTOR 3623084.

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