Tausug language

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Spoken in: Mainly in the Philippines, also in Indonesia and Malaysia 
Region: Jolo, Sulu Archipelago. Palawan Island, Basilan Island, Zamboanga City and environs. Also spoken in Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah)
Total speakers: 1,022,000
(900,000 in the Philippines)
Language family:
   Central Philippine
     Southern Visayan
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: phi
ISO 639-3: tsg

Tausug is a Visayan language spoken in Sulu province in the Philippines. It is also spoken in Malaysia and Indonesia.




  Absolutive Ergative Oblique
1st person singular aku ku kāku'
1st person dual kita natu', ta katu'
2nd person singular ikaw, kaw mu kaymu
3rd person singular siya niya kaniya
1st person plural inclusive kitaniyu natu'niyu, taniyu kātu'niyu, kātu'natu'
1st person plural exclusive kami namu kāmu'
2nd person plural kamu niyu kaniyu
3rd person plural sila nila kanila

See also

External links


  • Sundita, Christopher Allen (2002). In Bahasa Sug: An Introduction to Tausug. Lobel & Tria Partnership, Co.. ISBN 971-92226-6-2.

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