Mansakan Languages
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Mansakan Languages

The Mansakan languages are a group of Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines. Dabawenyo is the principal native language of the Davao region; however, there is a high degree of bilingualism in Cebuano among their speakers. Most speakers have shifted to Cebuano today.



The Mansakan languages are:

Gallman (1974)

The Mansakan subgrouping below is from Gallman (1974).[2]

Individual languages are marked by italics, and primary branches by bold italics.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mansakan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Gallman, Andrew Franklin. A Reconstruction of Proto-Mansakan. M.A. dissertation. Arlington, Texas: Dept. of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1974.

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