Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Illustrations of the IPA

Central Sama

A. Kemp Pallesena1 and Craig Soderberga2

a1 Hamilton, New Zealand

a2 Boston, MA, USA

Central Sama (ISO code sml) is spoken in the Philippines throughout the Sulu Archipelago and the Sibuguey Gulf to the north, and in many scattered communities as far north as Manila Bay. In Sabah, Malaysia, it is spoken primarily in the districts of Semporna and Kunak. For more information regarding the classification of this language within Austronesian, see Gordon (2005).