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Cotabato Manobo (Dulangan Manobo) is a Manobo language spoken in Mindanao, the Philippines. Dialects include Tasaday and Blit.

Cotabato Manobo
RegionSultan Kudarat, Mindanao, the Philippines
Native speakers
30,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mta
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Cotabato Manobo is spoken in (Ethnologue):



Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid ɛ ə ɔ
Open-mid a
  • /i u/ are realized as [ɪ ʊ] in closed syllables.
  • /ɛ/ is realized as [e] when it is preceded by /k/ and in an open syllable.
  • /a/ is realized as [ɜ] when it is followed by /h/ or /ʔ/.
  • /ɔ/ is realized as [ɒ] when it is followed by /h/, /ʔ/, or /ɡ/, or when word-initial and followed by /k/. For some speakers it may also be realized as [ɒ] before or after /k/ when not word-initial.


Labial Coronal Dorsal Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Stop voiced b d ɡ
voiceless t k ʔ
Fricative ɸ s h
Approximant w l j

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cotabato Manobo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cotabato Manobo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.