Palawano language

Native to Philippines
Region Palawan
Native speakers
(41,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
plw  Brooke's Point Palawano
plc  Central Palawano
plv  Southwest Palawano
Glottolog nucl1738[2]

The Palawano languages are spoken on the island of Palawan in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.

There are actually three related, but not mutually intelligible, languages, each with a number of dialects, which called themselves "Palawano" (Spanish, from the endonym Palawan).[3]

The three Palawano languages share the island with several other languages which are not part of the Palawan language cluster, though they share a fair amount of vocabulary. These languages are the Kalamian languages and the Banggi language Molbog.


  1. Brooke's Point Palawano at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Central Palawano at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Southwest Palawano at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nuclear Palawan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Ethnologue Entry Palawano Family". Retrieved 2008-01-11.

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