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Aborlan Tagbanwa language

Aborlan Tagbanwa
Native toPhilippines
EthnicityTagbanwa people
Native speakers
10,000 (2002)[1]
5% monolingual (2002?)[2]
Tagbanwa alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3tbw

Aborlan Tagbanwa is spoken on Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is not mutually intelligible with the other languages of the Tagbanwa people.



Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s h
Lateral l
Rhotic ɾ~r
Approximant w j


Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Open a



  1. ^ Aborlan Tagbanwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Aborlan Tagbanwa language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tagbanwa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Reid, Lawrence A. (1971). Philippine Minor Languages: Word Lists and Phonologies. University of Hawai'i Press. p. 41.