Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(14,000 cited 1980)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3srg

Sulod, also known as Ligbok, is a Central Philippine language of the Suludnon indigenous people who reside in the mountain area of central Panay in the Philippines. It is closely related to the Karay-a language.

Sulod is spoken in the clustered sitios of Buri, Maranat, Siya, and Takayan along the banks of the Panay River, between Mt. Kudkuran and Mt. Baloy in central Panay.[2]

Below are verses from the first two stanzas of the second part of "Sugidanun I" ('First Narration') of the Sulodnon epic Hinilawod chanted by Hugan-an and recorded by Dr. F. Landa Jocano. The epic is in the original Sulodnon language.

"Sugidanun I": Pangayaw – 2. Himos[3]


  1. ^ Sulod at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jocano (1968), p. 4
  3. ^ Jocano, F. Landa (n.d.). Hinilawod: Adventures of Humadapnon (PDF). Chanted by Hugan-an. Metro Manila: PUNLAD Research House.


  • Jocano, F. Landa (1968). Sulod Society: A Study in the Kinship System and Social Organization of a Mountain People of Central Panay. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

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