Mandaya Language
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Mandaya Language
Native toPhilippines
Regionsome parts of Davao Oriental, Mindanao
Native speakers
250,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes

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

Geographical distribution

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.


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.


  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.

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