Kamigin language

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Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
27,000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mkx

The Kamigin language, Kinamigin (Cinamiguin, Quinamiguin) is a Manobo language spoken on the island of Camiguin in the Philippines. It is declining as most inhabitants have shifted to Cebuano.


Ethnologue lists the following grammatical features for Kinamigin.

  • VOS, VSO word order
  • prepositions
  • genitives after noun heads
  • articles, adjectives, and numerals before noun heads
  • relatives after noun heads
  • question word in sentence-initial position
  • word order distinguishes subjects, objects and indirect objects in some structures, word order distinguishes given and new information, topic and comment
  • affixes do not indicate case of noun phrases
  • verb affixes mark number
  • passives
  • causatives
  • comparatives


  1. ^ Kamigin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cinamiguin Manobo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.