The languages are divided into Manobo and Danao groups, and the Subanun language.
They are spoken in Maguindanao and Maranao, with a million speakers.
Each language has a dialect called Iranun; the Maranao Iranun is spoken in Borneo, in Malaysian Sabah.
The Subanen language (also Subanon and Subanun) is an Austronesian language belonging to the Mindanao languages . Considered as a dialect cluster more than a monolithic language. Subanen is spoken in areas of Zamboanga Peninsula namely the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and in Misamis Occidental of Northern Mindanao. There is also a sizeable Subanen community in Misamis Oriental. Most go by the name of Subanen, Subanon or Subanun, while those who adhere to Islam refer to themselves as Kalibugan.
Their speakers are primarily located around Northern Mindanao, Central Mindanao (presently called SOCCSKSARGEN) and Caraga regions where they are natively spoken. Some outlying groups make Manobo geographically discontiguous as other speakers can be located as far as the southern peninsula of Davao Oriental, southern parts of Davao del Sur and coastal areas of Sultan Kudarat. The Kagayanen speakers are the most extremely remote and can be found in certain portions of Palawan.
South Mindanao languages
The South Mindanao or Bilic languages are a group of related languages spoken by the Bagobo, B'laan, T'boli, and Tiruray peoples of the southern coast of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. They are not part of the Mindanao language family that covers much of the island. The languages are,
Products of mindanao
Mindanao is home to the biggest pineapple plantation (Del Monte Corporation and Dole Phils), tomatoes, Bananas (Stanfilco), in Bukidnon, the logging business is thriving, so lumber is plentiful, sugarcane plantation of Zubiri and Fortich are so wide, hence there are lots of sugarcane and sugar products, corn, rice and much more. In Davao, it's known for durian and abaca.
The kris is the most famousMoro weapon. found inevery Moro tribe and it was a key symbol of a man’s
status and rank in society aswell as being a powerfultalisman.
this antique brass container for betelnuts and buyo leaves. The design is from muslimMindanao, either Maranao orMaguindanao.
Maguindana woman's cotton malong (tubulargarment), Mindanao, 19th century. 155 cm x 82cm each side (tubular).
The six regions are:
Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9)
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur with Zamboanga City
Northern Mindanao (Region 10)
Lanao del Norte with Iligan City
Misamis Oriental with Cagayan de Oro City
Davao Region (Region 11)
Davao del Norte
Davao del Sur with Davao City
SOCCSARGEN Region (Region 12)
South Cotabato with General Santos City and Koronadal City
Cotabato City is a part of Maguindanao but a part of SOCCKSARGEN Region
Caraga Region (Region 13)
Agusan del Norte with Butuan City
Agusan del Sur
Surigao del Norte with Surigao City
Surigao del Sur
Island Province of Dinagat
Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM Region)
Basilan except Isabela
Lanao del Sur
Maguindanao except Cotabato