Kalagan language

Kalagan is an Austronesian dialect cluster of the Davao Region of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is also spoken in a few parts of Caraga, still in Mindanao.

Native toPhilippines
RegionMindanao (Davao Region and a few parts in Caraga)
EthnicityKalagans (or "Caragans" or "Caragas")
Native speakers
160,000 (2000–2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
kqe  Kalagan
kll  Kagan Kalagan
klg  Tagakaulu Kalagan


Ethnologue lists the following locations for Kalagan.

Kalagan dialects are:

Other dialects include the Kagan Kalagan which is spoken near Digos City in Davao del Sur Province where there are 6,000 speakers, and the Tagakaulo which is spoken mainly in Davao del Sur Province (western shore of Davao Gulf, from Digos south to Bugis and inland) and also in Sultan Kudarat (Columbio municipality) and South Cotabato (Tampakan) provinces.


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

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