Mariveleño language

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Bataan Ayta, Magbukun Ayta
Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
1,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ayt

Mariveleño (also known as Magbikin,[3] Bataan Ayta, or Magbukun Ayta) is a Sambalic language. It has around 500 speakers (Wurm 2000) and is spoken within an Aeta community in Mariveles in the Philippines.

Geographic distribution[edit]

Reid (1994)[3] reports the following Magbikin locations.

Himes (2012: 491)[4] also collected Magbukun data from the two locations of:

Cabanding (2014), citing Neil (2012), reports the following Magbukon locations in Bataan Province.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mariveleño at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bataan Ayta". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Reid, Lawrence A. 1994. "Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages." In Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jun. 1994), pp. 37-72.
  4. ^ Himes, Ronald S. 2012. “The Central Luzon Group of Languages”. Oceanic Linguistics 51 (2). University of Hawai'i Press: 490–537.

Further reading[edit]

  • Blust, R. (2013). Terror from the Sky: Unconventional Linguistic Clues to the Negrito Past. Human Biology, 85(1-3), 401-416. doi:10.13110/humanbiology.85.1-3.0401
  • Brosius, J. (1983). THE ZAMBALES NEGRITOS: SWIDDEN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, 11(2/3), 123-148. Retrieved from
  • Chrétien, Douglas C. (1951). The dialect of the Sierra de Mariveles Negritos. (University of California Publications in Linguistics, 4.2.) Berkelay/Los Angeles: Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 109pp.
  • Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bataan Ayta". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Himes, R. (2012). The Central Luzon Group of Languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 51(2), 490-537. Retrieved from
  • Reed, W. A. 1904. Negritos of Zambales. (Ethnological Survey Publications, 2(1).) Manila: Bureau of Public Printing. 100pp.
  • Reid, L. (1994). Possible Non-Austronesian Lexical Elements in Philippine Negrito Languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 33(1), 37-72. doi:10.2307/3623000
  • Reid, L (2013). Who Are the Philippine Negritos? Evidence from Language. Human Biology, 85(1-3), 329-358. doi:10.13110/humanbiology.85.1-3.0329
  • Sabino G. Padilla, Jr. (2013). Anthropology and GIS: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of the Philippine Negrito Groups. Human Biology, 85(1-3), 209-230. doi:10.13110/humanbiology.85.1-3.0209
  • Schadenberg, A. (1880). Ueber die Negritos in den Philippinen. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie XII. 133-172.
  • Wimbish, John. (1986). The languages of the Zambales mountains: A Philippine lexicostatistic study. In University of North Dakota Session, 133-142. Grand Forks, North Dakota: Summer Institute of Linguistics.