Misamis Higaonon Manobo
Native toPhilippines
RegionMisamis Oriental, western portions of Agusan del Norte, northwestern portions of Agusan del Sur and northern portions of Bukidnon in Mindanao
Native speakers
(30,000 cited 1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mba

Higaonon is a Manobo language spoken on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is partially (80%) intelligible with Binukid.

Higaonon is spoken in the Butuan River basin of north-central Mindanao, comprising the entire Misamis Oriental, northern parts of Bukidnon, northwestern Agusan del Sur Province and the area of Agusan del Norte Province south of Butuan.[1] According to Ethnologue, it is closely related to Binukid, with 77%–81% mutual intelligibility.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Higaonon at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon