Palawan, Philippines
Linguistic classificationAustronesian

The Palawanic languages are a subgroup in the Greater Central Philippine-family spoken on the island of Palawan and nearby islets.


Palawanic [red] languages of Palawan[1]

The Palawanic languages are:

Molbog may also be in this group, closest to Palawano.[3][4] Ethnologue classifies Bonggi as Palawanic.[5]


Proto-Palawanic has been reconstructed by Thiessen (1980).[3]


  1. ^ a b Lobel, Jason William (2013). Philippine and North Bornean languages: Issues in Description, Subgrouping, and Reconstruction (PDF) (Ph.D. thesis). University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
  2. ^ Reid, Lawrence A. (2018). "Modeling the Linguistic Situation in the Philippines". In Kikusawa, Ritsuko; Reid, Lawrence A. (eds.). Let’s Talk about Trees: Genetic Relationships of Languages and Their Phylogenic Representation. Senri Ethnological Studies, 98. pp. 91–105. doi:10.15021/00009006.
  3. ^ a b Thiessen, Henry Arnold (1980). Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Palawan' (MA thesis). University of Texas at Arlington.
  4. ^ Smith, Alexander (2017). The Languages of Borneo: A Comprehensive Classification (PDF) (Ph.D. thesis). University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  5. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2023). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (Twenty-sixth ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International.

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