South Mindanao
Bilic
Geographic
distribution
southern coast of Mindanao
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Glottologbili1253
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Areas where Bilic languages are spoken

The South Mindanao or Bilic languages are a group of related languages spoken by the Bagobo, B'laan, T'boli, and Tiruray peoples of the southern coast of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. They are not part of the Mindanao language family that covers much of the island. The languages are:

Formerly classified as one of the South Mindanao languages, Giangan (Klata) is now considered to be a primary branch of the Philippine languages by Zorc (2019).

Reconstructions

Savage (1986) reconstructs Proto-South-Mindanaon using Tboli, Koronadal Blaan, and Sarangani Blaan data. Tiruray and Giangan were not used in Savage's (1986) reconstruction.

Numerals

Numerals in South Mindanao languages[1]
Numeral Bagobo Tboli Tiruray Sarangani
Blaan
1 hɔtu sotu səbaʔan sɑtu
2 uwwɔ lewu rəwo lwɨ
3 tɔllu tlu tələw tlu
4 appat fat fot fɑt
5 limɔ limu limo limɨ
6 ɔnnɔm nem nəm nɑm
7 pittu hitu fitəw fitu
8 wɔlu wolu waləw wɑlu
9 hiyɔw syom səyow syəw
10 pɔlluʔ sfoloʔ folo sfɑloʔ

Notes

  1. ^ "Western Austronesian Languages". Numeral Systems of the World's Languages. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-06.

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