Native toPhilippines
Regionsome parts of Davao Oriental, Mindanao
Native speakers
250,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mry

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.

Pallesen (1985)[2] lists the following varieties of Mandaya.


  1. ^ Mandaya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Pallesen, A. Kemp. 1985. Culture contact and language convergence. Philippine journal of linguistics: special monograph issue, 24. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines.