This Kamayo are linguistically
related to the Tausug
and belong to the Meso and Central Philippine family of languages. Like
most east coast groups of Mindanao, wet rice is cultivated in the flat land
along the coast and nearby valleys, while upland fields are planted to a
variety of crops, including cash cropping of abaca.
E coast of Mindanao, provinces of Agusan
del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
Central Philippine family
Wet rice, other crops.
122,350 (1994); 115,850 in Surigao del Sur, 6500
in Agusan del Norte.