Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
19,608[1] (2010)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3agn

The Agutaynen language is spoken on Agutaya Island in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.


Caabay & Melvin (2014: 1-2)[3] note that Agutaynen is spoken by about 15,000 people on Agutaya Island and six of the smaller of the smaller Cuyo Islands, namely Diit, Maracañao, Matarawis, Algeciras, Concepcion, and Quiniluban. After World War II, Agutaynen speakers were also moved to San Vicente, Roxas, Brooke’s Point, Balabac, Linapacan, and Puerto Princesa City municipalities on Palawan Island.



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


Front Central Back
Close i ɨ o ~ u
Open a



The following set of pronouns are the pronouns found in the Agutaynen language. Note: the direct/nominative case is divided between full and short forms.

Agutaynen pronouns[4]
  Direct/Nominative Indirect/Genitive Oblique
1st person singular yo (o) o yɨn
2nd person singular yawa (a) mo nio
3rd person singular tanandia na nandia
1st person plural inclusive ita ta yatɨn
1st person plural exclusive yami (ami) amɨn yamɨn
2nd person plural yamo (amo) mi nindio
3rd person plural tanira nira nira


  1. ^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing, Report No. 2A: Demographic and Housing Characteristics (Non-Sample Variables) - Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ Agutaynen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b Caabay, Marilyn A. and Melissa S. Melvin. 2014. Agutaynen–English Dictionary with Grammar Sketch. Special Monograph Issue, Number 58. Linguistic Society of the Philippines.
  4. ^ 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 26 May 2020.


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