Sama, Southern

Language name and Autonym:
Sama Sibutu’, Sama Tawi-Tawi
Location:
Archipelago northeast of Borneo, southern Sulu. Tawi-Tawi Island group includes Tawi-Tawi, Simunul, Sibutu, and other major islands. Also in Sabah, Malaysia
Family:
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:
200,000 in Philippines (2007 SIL)
Population total in all countries:
319,000
Status:
Stable

 

 

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