Ethnic Groups of the Philippines


People living on Camotes Island of Cebu speak the Porohanon language. Interestingly, though, the Porohanon language has few similarities with Cebuano. It is closer to Masbateño and the Hiligaynon languages.

Camotes Island consists of four municipalities and a dry climate. Its location — the middle of the Camotes Sea — has made it the fishing hub of the Visayas.


Camotes Islands.
Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: