Ratagnon language

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Native to Philippines
Region Southern tip of Mindoro
Ethnicity 2,000 Ratagnon (1997)[1]
Native speakers
2 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 btn
Glottolog rata1245[2]

Ratagnon (also translated as Latagnon or Datagnon) is a regional language spoken by the Ratagnon people, an indigenous group from Occidental Mindoro. It is a part of the Visayan language family and is closely related to other Philippine languages. Its speakers are shifting to Tagalog, and it is nearly extinct.

Barbian (1977) provides lexical and phonological data for Ratagnon.


According to the Ethnologue, Ratagnon is spoken in the southernmost extreme tip of Mindoro islands, including the municipalities of Magsaysay and Bulalacao.

Barbian (1977)[3] lists the following locations.


Ratagnon may be closely related to the Cuyonon language, a Visayan language spoken in the Cuyo Archipelago just to the south of Mindoro.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ratagnon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ratagnon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. English-Mangyan vocabulary. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.
  4. ^ http://www10.gencat.cat/pres_casa_llengues/AppJava/frontend/llengues_detall_print.jsp?id=960&idioma=5
  • Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. The Mangyan languages of Mindoro. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.