Magahat language

Southern Binukidnon
Native to Philippines
Region Negros
Native speakers
7,600 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mtw
Glottolog maga1264[2]

Magahat (also called Southern Binukidnon) is a Central Philippine language of the mountains of Negros in the Philippines that has been strongly influenced by Cebuano and Hiligaynon. It is similar to Karolanos, but otherwise of uncertain affiliation.

Geographical distribution

According to the Ethnologue, Magahat is spoken in the Mount Arniyo area near Bayawan, upper Tayaban, Tanjay, Santa Catalina, and Siaton municipalities in southern Negros Oriental Province, located just west of Dumaguete City.


  1. Magahat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Magahat". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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