Spoken L1 Language: Tausug

Comments on subclassification

Zorc, R. David Paul 1977

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Tausug (tsg-tsg) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces. Came as a trade language from northeast Mindanao around the 10th century. Lingua franca of the Sulu sultanate at the beginning of the 15th century. Tausug people now the dominant group in the Sulu archipelago. Used in all domains by all generations.
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