Kamayo map
  • Location: E coast of Mindanao, provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
  • Languages: Central Philippine family
  • Subsistence: Wet rice, other crops.
  • Population: 122,350 (1994); 115,850 in Surigao del Sur, 6500 in Agusan del Norte.

This Kamayo are linguistically related to the Tausug and Butuanon, 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.