Maranao

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Maranaw, Ranao
Population

776,000 (1990 census).

Location

Mindanao, almost entire expanse of Lanao del Sur Province; Lanao del Norte Province, southern half, north of Lake Lano; northwest Maguindanao Province, Matanog, Bariya, Buldon, and northern Parang municipalities; North Cotabato (northwest) and west central Bukidnon provinces.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Lanao del Sur.

Dialects

None known. Intelligibility of Iranun [ill] 87%, of Maguindanaon [mdh] 52%.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Taught in primary schools, in Lanao provinces. Dictionary. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.