Mansakan
Geographic
distribution
Davao Region, Mindanao
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Proto-languageProto-Mansakan
Glottologmans1261

The Mansakan languages are a group of Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines. Dabawenyo is the principal native language of the Davao region; however, there is a high degree of bilingualism in Cebuano among their speakers. Most speakers have shifted to Cebuano today.

Classification

Overview

The Mansakan languages are:

Gallman (1974)

The Mansakan subgrouping below is from Gallman (1974).[1]

Individual languages are marked by italics, and primary branches by bold italics.

References

  1. ^ Gallman, Andrew Franklin. A Reconstruction of Proto-Mansakan. M.A. dissertation. Arlington, Texas: Dept. of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1974.