Palawano, Southwest

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A language of Philippines

Population

12,000 (2005 W. Davis). 44,800 all Palawano (2005 UNSD).

Location

MIMAROPA region: southwest Palawan island, north of Rizal to the south tip, east side from Bataraza south, mostly along upland rivers, some along the coast.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Intelligibility of Central Palawano [plc] 75%, of Brooke’s Point Palawano [plw] 76%. Lexical similarity: 85% with Brooke’s Point Palawano [plw], 78% with Central Palawano [plc].

Language Use

Also use Filipino [fil], but with low comprehension.

Language Development
NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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