Manobo, Ilianen

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Ilianen
Population

14,600 (2000). Few monolinguals.

Location

Mindanao, North Cotabato Province, north and central watershed of Mindanao river; Bukidnon Province, Kandingilan, Kibawe, and Darnulong municipalities; Maguindanao Province, northern tips of both Northern Kambutalan and Datu Montawal municipalities.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Arakan, Livunganen, Pulangiyan.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Cebuano [ceb], Filipino [fil], Maguindanaon [mdh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–20%. NT: 1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Unable to enforce traditional land claims. Traditional religion.