Mansakan languages

Davao Region, Mindanao
Linguistic classification:


Glottolog: mans1261[1]

The Mansakan languages are a group of languages spoken in the Philippines. Davawenyo is the principal native language of the Davao region; however, there is a high degree of bilingualism in Cebuano among their speakers.



The Mansakan languages are:

Gallman (1974)

The Mansakan subgrouping below is from Gallman (1974).[2]

Individual languages are marked by italics, and primary branches by bold italics.


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mansakan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Gallman, Andrew Franklin. A Reconstruction of Proto-Mansakan. M.A. dissertation. Arlington, Texas: Dept. of Liunguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1974.
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