Blaan, Koronadal


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Baraan, Bilanes, Biraan, Blaan, Koronadal Bilaan, Tagalagad
Koronadal B’laan

150,000 (2007 SIL). 40,000 monolinguals.


Davao region: Davao del Sur province; Soccsksargen region: Sarangani and South Cotabato (east) provinces; Sultan Kudarat province, Lutayan area.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


VSO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; no relative markers; question word in sentence-final position; maximum number of affixes: 1 prefix, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes subject, object and direct objects, topic and comment; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; passives; causatives; comparatives; C, CV, CVC; nontonal.

Language Use

Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Cebuano [ceb], Kalagan [kqe], Tboli [tbl].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 35% (2007 SIL). Literacy rate in L2: 35% (2007 SIL). Ongoing non-formal literacy teaching (2007 SIL). Literature. Radio. Videos. Grammar. Texts. NT: 1995.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

Page Views Left: