Surigaonon

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Jaun-Jaun, Sinurigao, Waya-Waya
Population

400,000 (2009 W. Hall).

Location

Mindanao, Surigao del Norte, north Agusan del Norte, north Surigao del Sur provinces.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Tandaganon [tgn]. Lexical similarity: 82% with Dibabawon Manobo [mbd], 81% with Agusan Manobo [msm], 69% with Butuanon [btw].

Typology

18 consonant and 3 vowel phonemes; 4 diphthongs.

Language Use

Also use Cebuano [ceb].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools, in the Surigao provinces and Dinagat.