• Language: Bantoanon
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: bno
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Bisayan, Banton
  • Number of speakers: 75000
  • Script:


Bantoanon is a language of Philippines. It is spoken in Romblon Province.


Banton, Calatravanhon, Odionganon, Sibalenhon (Sibale), Simaranhon. 63% intelligibility with Hiligaynon (See: Hiligaynon); 92% with Inonhan (See: Inonhan?). Odionganon dialect preferred for literature. Lexical similarity: 83% with Romblomanon (See: Romblomanon) (Zorc 1977).

The Bantoanon Verb

Sample Verbs

to blowhuyúp
to burnsunug
to buybakay
to climbsaka
to digkútkut
to flyyupar
to hittíngting
to laughguyá
to pound, beatbadú
to stab, piercebunúq
to standtúngtung
to yawn