This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Palawan Batak language

Palawan Batak
Native toPhilippines
Ethnicity2,040 (1990 census)[1]
Native speakers
200 (2000)[1]
Tagbanwa alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3bya

Batak is a Negrito language spoken on Palawan Island in the Philippines. It is sometimes disambiguated from the Batak languages as Palawan Batak.

Batak is spoken in the communities of Babuyan, Maoyon, Tanabag, Langogan, Tagnipa, Caramay, and Buayan (Lobel 2013:87). Surrounding languages including Southern Tagbanwa, Central Tagbanwa, Kuyonon, and Agutaynen.



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


Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Open a



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