The original Yakan-English Dictonary was published by the Linguistic Society of the Philipines in the Philippine Journal of Linguistics in 2002. The work was compiled by Dietlinde Behrens.

Editors of the dictionary include:
Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista, Editor
Lawrence A. Reid, Associate Editor
Bonifacio P. Sibayan, Associate Editor
Emy M. Pascasio, Review Editor
Danilo T. Dayag, Managing Editor
May O. Viaje, Business Manager
Chris VanWeerdhuizen, Volume Editor