Sangil

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Sanggil, Sangiré
Population

L1 users: 15,000 (1996 SIL).

Location

Davao region: Davao del Sur province, Balut island off extreme south tip.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Sarangani, Mindanao. Lexical similarity: 90% with Sangir [sxn].

Typology

VSO; prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; adjectives and numerals tend to follow noun heads; relatives are implied, so have no position in the clause; 4 prefixes, 4 suffixes; aspect; passives; nontonal; 18 consonants, 6 vowels.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Cebuano [ceb], with proficiency. Used as L2 by Sarangani Blaan [bps].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Literature. Bible portions: 1981–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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