Kinamigin: The Language of Camiguinons

Written on

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.

Yail Nemit

Yail Nemit

Born and raised in Sagay, Camiguin and currently working as a product manager in Cebu. You will find me lurking in Reddit, Twitter and Google+. He shares his passion for technology, music, design & development in his blog and his travel stories in Island Trotters.

Camiguin Guide