Subanen, Southern

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Lapuyan Subanun, Lapuyen, Margosatubig, Subanen
Population

25,000 (1978 SIL).

Location

Zamboanga Peninsula region: Zamboanga del Sur province, peninsula west of Illana bay, Margosatubig city; Zamboanga Sibugay province, peninsula east of Sibuguey bay, Malangas city.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Southern Subanen speakers understand Central Subanen [syb] (85%), but not vice versa.

Language Use

Also use Cebuano [ceb], but with low comprehension.

Language Development
NT: 1982.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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