Sangirese language

Region Indonesia, Philippines
Native speakers
(200,000 in Indonesia (1993)
70,000 in Philippines cited 1981–1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
sxn  Sangir
snl  Sangil
Glottolog nort2871[2]

Sangirese, also known as Sangihé, Sangi, and Sangih, is an Austronesian language spoken on the islands linking northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, with Mindanao, Philippines by the Sangirese people.

See also


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

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