Mandaya language

Native to Philippines
Region some parts of Davao Oriental, Mindanao
Native speakers
250,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mry
Glottolog kara1489[2]

Mandaya is an Austronesian language of Mindanao in the Philippines. It may be intelligible with Mansaka.

Geographical distribution

Ethnologue reports that Mandaya is spoken in Manay, Caraga, Baganga, and Cateel municipalities of Davao Oriental Province, as well as in Davao del Norte Province.


Ethnologue lists the following varieties of Mandaya.


  1. Mandaya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Karaga Mandaya". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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