Kamayo

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Davaweño, Davawenyo, Kadi, Kinadi, Kinamayo
Population

363,000 (2000 census). Estimated population for Caraga, Davao Oriental, and Surigao del Sur regions.

Location

Mindanao, Surigao del Sur Province, between Marihatag and Lingig.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

North Kamayo, South Kamayo. Lexical similarity: 66% with Surigaonon [sgd], 70% with Butuanon [btw].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, friends, some in government. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Cebuano [ceb]; some use Tagalog [tgl] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80% in Cebuano. Taught in a few primary schools. New media. Films. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Stable diglossia; high bilingualism in Cebuano [ceb]. Christian.