Tadyawan language

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Native to Philippines
Native speakers
4,200 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdy
Glottolog tady1237[2]

The Tadyawan language is a language spoken by Mangyans in the southern Lake Naujan area, in east-central Mindoro Oriental Province, Philippines.


Tweddell (1970:195)[3] lists 4 dialects.

  • Nauhan
  • East Aglubang
  • West Aglubang
  • Pola

Nauhan and East Aglubang are close to each other. The West Aglubang is spoken farthest out and has strong Alangan influence.

Barbian (1977)[4] lists the following locations.


  1. ^ Tadyawan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tadyawan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Tweddell, Colin E. 1970. “The Identity and Distribution of the Mangyan Tribes of Mindoro, Philippines”. Anthropological Linguistics 12 (6).
  4. ^ Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. English-Mangyan vocabulary. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.