Northern Mindoro languages

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Northern Mindoro
North Mangyan
Linguistic classification Austronesian
Glottolog nort2873[1]

The Northern Mindoro (North Mangyan) languages are one of two small clusters of languages spoken by the Mangyan people of Mindoro Island in the Philippines.[2]

The languages are Alangan, Iraya, and Tadyawan.

Ronald Himes (2012)[3] and Lawrence Reid (2017)[4] suggest that the Northern Mindoro languages may group with the Central Luzon languages. Both branches share the phonological innovation Proto-Austronesian *R > /y/.

See also


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "North Mangyan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Zorc, R. (1974). Internal and External Relationships of the Mangyan Languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 13(1/2), 561-600.
  3. ^ Himes, Ronald S. 2012. “The Central Luzon Group of Languages”. Oceanic Linguistics 51 (2). University of Hawai'i Press: 490–537.
  4. ^ Reid, Lawrence. 2017. A Re-evaluation of the position of Iraya among Philippine languages. In Issues in Historical Linguistics (JSEALS Special Publication 1), ed. by Hsiu-chuan Liao, 23-47. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i.

Further reading

  • Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. The Mangyan languages of Mindoro. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.
  • Barbian, Karl-Josef. 1977. English-Mangyan vocabulary. Cebu City: University of San Carlos.
  • Zorc, R. David. 1972. Alangan notes.
  • Zorc, R. David. 1972. Iraya notes.
  • Zorc, R. David. 1972. Tadyawan (Pola) notes.
  • Zorc, R. David. 1972. Victoria (Tadyawan) notes.
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