Porohanon language

Native to Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Camotes Islands, Cebu)
Native speakers
(undated figure of 23,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 prh
Glottolog poro1253[2]

Porohanon is a regional Visayan language spoken in the Camotes Islands in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. Its closest relatives are Hiligaynon, Capiznon and Masbateño and is barely intelligible with Cebuano though it shares 87% of its vocabulary with it.[3]


  1. Porohanon at Ethnologue (8th ed., 1974). Note: Data may come from an earlier edition.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Porohanon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Porohanon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
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