Palawan Batak language

Not to be confused with Batak languages.
Palawan Batak
Native to Philippines
Region Palawan
Ethnicity 2,040 (1990 census)[1]
Native speakers
200 (2000)[1]
Tagbanwa alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bya
Glottolog bata1301[2]

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.


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