Kamayo is a language spoken in Eastern Mindanao Region Specially in Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur. Kamayo has many versions from one municipality to another.
Kamayo is a native language spoken and understood mostly from Lianga to Lingig in Surigao del Sur. Dialect variations are caused by mixed dialect communications between the Manobo and immigrants now living in the area. The Visayan Spoken Dialect has a distinct version spoken in Mangagoy, Pob. Bislig, Barobo, Hinatuan, and Lingig. A prefix is added in most adjectives. Example: The word GAMAY in Cebuano (English: SMALL) is GAMAYAY in Bislig. The word, DAKO (English; BIG)is spoken as BADIHAY