Manobo, Rajah Kabunsuwan


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Rajah Kabungsuan Manobo

7,560 (2000). 227,000 all Manobo (2005 UNSD).


Caraga region: Agusan del Sur province southeast corner; south Surigao del Sur province, Cabungsuan, Lingig, and Rajah; Davao region: Davao Oriental province, northern border.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).


Intelligibility of Dibabawon Manobo [mbd] 80%, San Miguel Calatugan Agusan [msm] 81%. Lexical similarity: 82% with Dibabawon Manobo [mbd], 76% with Sagunto dialect of Agusan Manobo [msm] and San Miguel Calatugan dialect of Agusan Manobo.

Language Use

Also use Agusan Manobo [msm], Dibabawon Manobo [mbd]. Also use Cebuano [ceb], but with low bilingualism.

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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