The Iranun are a Moro ethnic group native to Mindanao, Philippines, and the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia (in which they are found in 25 villages around the Kota Belud and Lahad Datu districts; also in Kudat and Likas, Kota Kinabalu).
For centuries, the Iranun were involved in pirate-related occupations in the Malay world. Originally from the Sultanate of Maguindanao, in southern Mindanao, Illanun colonies spread to throughout Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago and the north and east coast of Borneo. Most Illanun are Muslim. Their language is part of the Austronesian family, and is most closely related to Maranao of the Philippines. Its ISO code is ISO 639-3 ill. Historically, the Iranun were given the exonym Illanunduring the British colonial era. (Iranun | Wikipedia)