Western Bukidnon Manobo
Native toPhilippines
Regionmostly in southwestern portions of Northern Mindanao region, Mindanao
Native speakers
15,000 (2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mbb
ELPWestern Bukidnon Manobo

Western Bukidnon Manobo is a Manobo language of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Distribution and dialects

Western Bukidnon Manobo is spoken in the following locations:[2]

Its dialects are Ilentungen, Kiriyenteken, and Pulangiyen.


  1. ^ Western Bukidnon Manobo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Ethnologue

Further reading

  • Elkins, Richard Ewell (1967). Major Grammatical Patterns of Western Bukidnon Manobo (Ph.D. thesis). University of Hawaii. hdl:10125/11706.
  • Elkins, Richard E. (1970). Major Grammatical Patterns of Western Bukidnon Manobo. Summer Institute of Linguistics. – published version of Elkins's 1967 dissertation