South Mangyan
South Mindoro
Linguistic classificationAustronesian

The Southern Mindoro (South Mangyan) languages are one of two small clusters of Austronesian languages spoken by the Mangyan people of Mindoro Island in the Philippines.[1] They make up a branch of the Greater Central Philippine subgroup.[2]

The languages are Buhid, Tawbuid, and Hanuno'o.

These are among the few languages of the Philippines which continue to be written in indigenous scripts, though mostly for poetry.

See also


  1. ^ Zorc, R. (1974). Internal and External Relationships of the Mangyan Languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 13(1/2), 561-600.
  2. ^ Blust, Robert (1991). "The Greater Central Philippines hypothesis". Oceanic Linguistics. 30 (2): 73–129. doi:10.2307/3623084. JSTOR 3623084.

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