Surigaonon is a member of the Southern Bisayan branch of the Philippine language family. It is spoken in the Caraga region in the north of Mindanao island in the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur, and also in Agusan del Norte and Davao Oriental. In 2009 there were about 500,000 speakers of Surigaonon, which is also known as Cantilangnon, Jaun-Jaun, Sinurigao or Waya-Waya.

Surigaonon is written with the Latin alphabet and is taught in primary schools in the Surigao provinces and the Dinagat Islands. It is closely related to Tausug and Butuanon, and many Surigaonon speakers also speak Cebuano. As a result, there is a lot of Cebuano vocabulary in Suriganon, and there is a shift among Surigaonon speakers to Cebuano.

Surigaonon alphabet (Alpabeto nan Suriganon)

Surigaonon alphabet (Alpabeto nan Suriganon)

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Sample phrases in Surigaonon

Sample videos in and about Surigaonon

Information about Surigaonon | Numbers


Information about Surigaonon

Bisayan languages

Aklan, Bantoanon, Bantayanon, Baybayanon, Butuanon, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Cebuano, Cuyonon, Hiligaynon, Kinabalian, Kinaray-a, Masbateño, Onhan, Porohanon, Romblomanon, Sorsogon (Southern), Surigaonon, Tausūg, Waray-Waray,

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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