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

Sulod is a Central Philippine language of Panay in the Philippines. It is closely related to the Karay-a language and is locally known to its speakers as Ligbok.

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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