Surigaonon

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Jaun-Jaun, Waya-Waya
Population

400,000 (2009 W. Hall).

Location

Mindanao, Surigao del Norte, north Agusan del Norte, north Surigao del Sur provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Tandaganon [tgn]. Lexical similarity: 82% with Dibabawon Manobo [mbd], 81% with Agusan Manobo [msm], 69% with Butuanon [btw].

Language Use

Speakers are rapidly shifting to Cebuano [ceb], especially in Surigao City and surrounding parts of Surigao del Norte. Language is much stronger in eastern Surigao del Norte and northern Surigao del Sur.