" Each society is a speech community sharing a language. It is composed of people from different social orientations identified according to their social status, the circle they move in, or the different functions they perform in society. These differences in social orientations are a basis for variations in language use within the community."
" The Philippines is home to more than 13 million indigenous peoples belonging to more than 120 distinct ethnolinguistic groups. Most of the indigenous Filipinos live in the mountains or their fringes, or near the sea. They are found throughout the archipelago. One of those indigenous peoples in the Philippines is the mandaya tribe which can be found in Eastcoast in the Province of the Davao Oriental. This tribe is known as Mandaya people. Their language, Mandayan, has many classifications:"
" Manaymandayan,Karagamandayan, Mandayalupon, MangaraganMandaya, Cateelenyo, Davawenyo, CataelanoMandaya, Sangab.The dialects of this Mandaya language vary on manner of articulation- how it is being pronounced and the changes of some words."