Tagabawa

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Tagabawa Bagobo, Tagabawa Manobo
Population

43,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Mindanao, North Cotabato and Davao del Sur provinces, Mount Apo slopes west of Davao city.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Comprehension of Tigwa Manobo [mbt] 45%; low comprehension of Cebuano [ceb]. Lexical similarity: 62% with Sarangani Manobo [mbs]; 34% with Giangan [bgi].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Obo Manobo [obo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90%. Radio programs. NT: 2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The official name is Tagabawa.