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The Subanen languages (also Subanon and Subanun) are a group of closely related Austronesian languages belonging to the Greater Central Philippine subgroup.: 303 Often described as a single language, they are considered by linguists as a dialect cluster more than a monolithic language. Subanen languages are spoken in various areas of Zamboanga Peninsula, namely the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and in Misamis Occidental of Northern Mindanao. There is also a sizeable Subanen community in Misamis Oriental. Most speakers of Subanen languages go by the name of Subanen, Subanon or Subanun, while those who adhere to Islam refer to themselves as Kalibugan.
Jason Lobel (2013:308) classifies the Subanen varieties as follows.
Lobel (2013:308) lists the following innovations among each of the following subgroups.
The following phoneme inventory can be reconstructed for Proto-Subanen:
Proto-Greater Central Philippine *h was lost in all positions in Proto-Subanen, *ʔ is only retained in final position.