Iranun

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A language of Philippines

Population

241,000 in Philippines (1981 SIL). Population total all countries: 256,000.

Location

Mindanao, Maguindanao Province, Barida, Buidon, Parang, Sultan Mastera, and Sultan Kudarat municipalities; North Cotabato Province, Alamada, Banasilan, Carmen, Libungan, and Pigcawayan municipallities; Lanao del Sur Province, southeasern tip; and Bukidnon Province, Kalilangan municipality.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ilanon, Ilanum, Illanon, Iranon. 85% intelligibility of Maranao [mrw] of the Philippines. Most closely related to Maranao. Related to, but distinct from, Maguindanaon [mdh]. Different from Lahanan [lhn] of Sarawak.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 2000.

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