Tawbuid, Western

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Batangan Taubuid, Fanawbuid, Western Taubuid
Population

6,810 (2000).

Location

Mimaropa region: Mindoro Occidental province, mainly Calintaan and Sablayan municipalities.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Eastern Tawbuid [bnj] is distinct. Reportedly most similar to Buhid [bku].

Typology

The only Philippine language without glottal phonemes.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Filipino [fil]. Used as L2 by Tadyawan [tdy].

Language Development
NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Also spoken by the Bangon Mangyans. Traditional religion, Christian.

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