Blaan, Koronadal

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Baraan, Bilanes, Biraan, Koronadal Bilaan, Tagalagad
Population

150,000 (2007 SIL). 40,000 monolinguals.

Location

Mindanao, South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Typology

VSO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; no relative markers; question word in sentence-final position; maximum number of affixes: 1 prefix, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes subject, object and direct objects, topic and comment; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; passives; causatives; comparatives; C, CV, CVC; nontonal

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use some Tboli [tbl], Kalagan [kqe], or Cebuano [ceb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 35% (2007 SIL). Literacy rate in L2: 35% (2007 SIL). Ongoing non-formal literacy teaching (2007 SIL). Radio programs. Videos. Grammar. NT: 1995.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.