A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Mamanwa Negrito, Minamanwa

5,150 (1990 census).


East Mindanao, Lake Mainit area, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte provinces.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


VSO, VOS; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; relatives are formed by juxtaposing two clauses without a relative marker; question word in sentence-initial position; maximum number of affixes: 3 prefixes, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes given and new information, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; causatives; comparatives formed by juxtaposition of two clauses; CV, CVC; nontonal.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 7%. Literacy rate in L2: 7%. Grammar. NT: 1982.

Latin script [Latn].