Aborlan Tagbanwa
Native toPhilippines
EthnicityTagbanwa people
Native speakers
17,000 (2005)[1]
500 monolingual (2002)[1]
Tagbanwa script
Language codes
ISO 639-3tbw

Aborlan Tagbanwa is spoken on Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is not mutually intelligible with the other languages of the Tagbanwa people.



Aborlan Tagbanwa consonants[2]
Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s h
Lateral l
Rhotic ɾ~r
Approximant w j


Aborlan Tagbanwa vowels[2]
Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Open a



The following table contains the pronouns found in the Aborlan Tagbanwa language. Note: some forms are divided between full and short forms.

Aborlan Tagbanwa pronouns[3]
  Direct/Nominative Indirect/Genitive Oblique
1st person singular aku ku aken
2nd person singular ikaw (ka) mu imu
3rd person singular kanya ya kanya
1st person plural inclusive kita (ta) tami (ta) aten
1st person plural exclusive kami namen amen
2nd person plural kamu mu imyu
3rd person plural kanya nira kanira


  1. ^ a b Aborlan Tagbanwa at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ a b Reid, Lawrence A. (1971). Philippine Minor Languages: Word Lists and Phonologies. University of Hawai'i Press. p. 41.
  3. ^ Quakenbush, J. Stephen; Ruch, Edward (2006). Pronoun Ordering and Marking in Kalamianic (PDF). Paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, 17–20 January 2006, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippine. Retrieved 23 May 2020.