Kamayo language

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Native to Philippines
Region Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental, Mindanao
Native speakers
360,000  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kyk
Glottolog kama1363[2]

Kamayo (Kinamayo) is a minor Austronesian language of the central eastern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines.

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). It is closely related to Surigaonon (Tandaganon).

Kamayo is a dialect widely used by the Mandayas in the Davao Oriental areas.


  1. ^ Kamayo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kamayo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.