Kalagan, Kagan


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Kaagan, Kagan, Kagan Kalagan

500 (2005 UNSD).


Davao region: Davao del Sur province, near Digos city.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).


82% intelligibility with Kalagan [kqe] dialect.


VOS, VSO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles before adjectives, before and after numerals, before noun heads; relatives after noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; 3 maximum prefixes, 2 maximum suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects and indirect objects when case does not, word order distinguishes given and new information, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrases; verb affixes mark number; ergativity; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CVVC; nontonal.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Cebuano [ceb].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: Perhaps 60%. Literature. Bible portions: 1982.


Latin script [Latn].

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