Maranao

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Maranaw, Ranao
Population

776,000 (1990 census).

Location

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: almost all Lanao del Sur province; northwest Maguindanao province, Bariya, Buldon, Matanog, and north Parang municipalities; Northern Mindanao region: west central Bukidnon province; south Lanao del Norte province, north of Lake Lano; Soccsksargen region: northwest North Cotabato province.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Lanao del Sur.

Dialects

None known. Intelligibility of Iranun [ilp] 87%, of Maguindanaon [mdh] 52%.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Taught in primary schools, in Lanao provinces. Literature. Dictionary. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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