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)

Ay niy ufamawe de. Dasal gom loo bé ni, Abay gey dob lawayo, kéluhanay étéwe damén fángadafé ro Beem. Féguléwo mo damén i kéluhanay de étéw inok i kétaya muwe mérigo dob fantade ni loo so bé mérigowe dob lawayo. Irayan gei bé amaé keye bé ni gai. Fásagada mo begey bé de sala gei loo so bé kéfésagad geye bé de énggésala begey. Kago fédayaén begey météngkad rémigo sala. Brab diyago mo begey bé Satanese.


So when you pray, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, we pray that your name will always be kept holy. We pray that your kingdom will come, and that the things you want will be done here on earth, the same as in heaven. Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive the sins we have done, the same as we have forgiven the people that did wrong to us. Don't let us be tempted, but save us from the Evil One.

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Video in and about Tiruray


Information about Tiruray

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Aklan, Bantayanon, Bantik, Bantoanon, Baybayanon, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Butuanon, Calmian Tagbanwa, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Central Tagbanwa, Cuyonon, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Hiligaynon, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Kinabalian, Kinaray-a, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Porohanon, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Romblomanon, Sangirese, Surigaonon, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tausūg, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Waray-Waray, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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