Tiruray (Teduray)

Tiruray is a Philippine language spoken in the Mindanao Region of the Philippines by about 60,500 people. It is particularly spoken in the municipalities of Datu Blah T. Sinsuat, Upi, the South Upi in the southwest of Maguindanao Province, and in the municipality of Lebak in the northwest of Sultan Kudarat Province.

Tiruray is also known as Tirurai or Teduray. It is written with the Latin alphabet, and contains loanwords from Chinese, English, Hiligaynon, Maguindanao, Spanish and Tagalog.

Tiruray alphabet and pronunciation

Tiruray alphabet and pronunciation


There appear to be different ways to write Tiruray. The glottal stop is not always marked, and it is unclear what á signifies.

Download an alphabet chart for Tiruray (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Séménumbul i Jesuse mano, “Amuk démasal gom, dasal gom loo bé ni: ‘Abay, kéluhanay étéwe damén féngadafé ro Beem. Féguléwo mo damén i kéluhanay de étéw.
  2. Irayan gey amaé key sénga fuweh.
  3. Fésagada mo begey bé de sala gey loo so bé kéfésagada keye bé de énggésala begey. Atin kago fédayaén begey météngkad rémigo sala.’ ”

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1266/LUK.11.TIY


  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

Video in and about Tiruray


Information about Tiruray

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Bantik, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Calmian Tagbanwa, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Central Tagbanwa, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Iranun, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Sangirese, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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