Kinamigin: The Language of Camiguinons

Kinamigin or Kinamiguin is the local language of Camiguin. Amongst the municipalities, only Sagay and Guinsiliban are still using it. The other three municipalities (Catarman, Mahinog and Mambajao) have shifted to the Bisaya.

When visiting Camiguin Island, it's essential to understand some of the basic words and phrases in Kinamiguin. While the majority of the population uses Bisaya, majority understands Kinamiguin.

Here are some of the basic words in Kinamiguin: 

So next time you visit Camiguin, be sure to use these phrases.

Published on Feb 09, 2014

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