|Region||Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental|
|360,000 (2000 census)|
Spoken by some areas of Surigao del Sur (the city of Bislig and the municipalities of Barobo, Hinatuan, Lingig, Tagbina, Lianga, San Agustin & Marihatag) and Davao Oriental, Kamayo varies from one municipality to another. Lingiganons are quite different from other municipalities on the way they speak the Kamayo language.
Kamayo is a language widely used by the Mandayas in the Davao Oriental areas. It is closely related to Tandaganon and Surigaonon. Dialect variations are caused by mixed dialect communications such as the Cebuano language in barangays Mangagoy & Pob. Bislig. The towns of Barobo, Hinatuan, and Lingig has a distinct version spoken. A suffix is usually added in most adjectives; for example, the word "gamay" in Cebuano (English: small) is also gamay in Bislig while the word "dako" (English: big) is spoken as bagas'. Sometime it is have additional ay if the word exceed the limits. Example:gamay become gamayay if extremely small & bagas become bagasay if extremely big.
|Basi / Basin||Baka||Maybe|
|Inday||Ewan||I Don't Know|
|Ini / Ngini||Ito||This|
|Nan / Naan||Ano||What|
|Sinu / Sin-u||Sino||Who|