Iraya is a member of the Central Luzon branch of the Philippine language family. It is spoken in the Mimaropa region of the Philippines, specifically in the provinces of Mindoro Occidental and Mindoro Oriental in the north of Mindoro island. There are about 10,000 speakers of Iraya, which is also known as Iraya Mangyan.

Dialects of Iraya include Abra de Ilog, Alag Bako, Pagbahan, Palauan-Calavite and Pambuhan. They differ in pronunciation and in where some of their words are borrowed from: some dialects borrow from Tagalog, while others borrow from other local languages. There is a register of Iraya speech called Ita'as which is only used and understand by shamans.

Iraya alphabet and pronunciation

Iraya alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Iraya (Excel)

Sample video


Information about Iraya

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Bantik, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Calmian Tagbanwa, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Central Tagbanwa, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Iranun, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Sangirese, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 09.06.24


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:


Learn a Language with gymglish

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.


Note: all links on this site to, and are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.

Get a 30-day Free Trial of Amazon Prime (UK)