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Agutaynen language

Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
15,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3agn

The Agutaynen language is spoken on Agutaya Island in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.


Caabay & Melvin (2014: 1-2)[3] note that Agutaynen is spoken by about 15,000 people on Agutaya Island and six of the smaller of the smaller Cuyo Islands, namely Diit, Maracañao, Matarawis, Algeciras, Concepcion, and Quiniluban. After World War II, Agutaynen speakers were also moved to San Vicente, Roxas, Brooke’s Point, Balabac, Linapacan, and Puerto Princesa City municipalities on Palawan Island.


  1. ^ Agutaynen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Agutaynen". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Caabay, Marilyn A. and Melissa S. Melvin. 2014. Agutaynen–English Dictionary with Grammar Sketch. Special Monograph Issue, Number 58. Linguistic Society of the Philippines.


  • Quakenbush, J. Stephen, comp. 1999. Agutaynen texts. Studies in Agutaynen, Part I. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures 11(1):7–88. available online from SIL

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