Calamian languages

islands between Mindoro and Palawan
Linguistic classification:


Glottolog: kala1389[1]

The Calamian languages (also spelled Kalamian) are a small cluster of languages spoken in the Philippines:

Calamian Tagbanwa and Agutaynen.[2]

These are among the few languages of the Philippines which continue to be written in indigenous scripts, though mostly for poetry.


Adelaar and Himmelmann (2005) make Kalamian a primary branch of the Philippine language family.


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kalamian". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Another language called Tagbanwa, Aborlan Tagbanwa, is one of the Palawan languages.

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