Mandaya language

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Mandaya
Caraga
Native toPhilippines
Regionsome parts of Davao Oriental, Mindanao
Native speakers
250,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mry
Glottologkara1489[2]

Mandaya is an Austronesian language of Mindanao in the Philippines. It may be intelligible with Mansaka.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Ethnologue reports that Mandaya is spoken in Manay, Caraga, Baganga, and Cateel municipalities of Davao Oriental Province, as well as in Davao del Norte Province.

Varieties[edit]

Ethnologue lists the following varieties of Mandaya.

  • Carraga Mandaya
  • Cateelenyo
  • Manay Mandayan
  • Mandaya
  • Cataelano
  • Karaga
  • Sangab
  • Mangaragan Mandaya

Pallesen (1985)[3] lists the following varieties of Mandaya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandaya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mandaya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Pallesen, A. Kemp. 1985. Culture contact and language convergence. Philippine journal of linguistics: special monograph issue, 24. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines.