Palawano, Brooke’s Point

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Alternate Names
Brooke’s Point Palawan, Palawan, Palawanun, Palaweño
Population

14,400 (2000).

Location

Southeast Palawan Island, south of Abu Abu to Bataraza, mostly along upland rivers, some along the coast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

South Palawano (Bugsuk Palawano). Intelligibility of Central Palawano [plc] 76%; of Southwest Palawano [plv] 68%. Lexical similarity: 82% with Quezon Palawano [plc] (Central), 85% with Southwest Palawano [plv], 83% with South Palawano.

Language Use

Low comprehension of Filipino [fil].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 10% in Filipino [fil] (2007 SIL). Bible portions: 1992–2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].