Native toPhilippines
Regionmost parts of Davao de Oro, Mindanao
Native speakers
58,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3msk

Mansaka (Mansaka: Minansaka[1]) is an Austronesian language of Mindanao in the Philippines. It may be intelligible with Mandaya.

Mansaka is spoken in western Baganga, and into central-west Davao de Oro province, continuing south back into Davao Oriental Province as far south as Pujada Bay.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mansaka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Further reading

  • Svelmoe, Gordon; Svelmoe, Thelma (1974). Notes on Mansaka Grammar. Huntington Beach, California: Summer Institute of Linguistics. ISBN 0-88312-206-5 – via Internet Archive.
  • Svelmoe, Gordon; Svelmoe, Thelma (1990). Mansaka Dictionary. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics. ISBN 0-88312-216-2.