Below is a chart of Philippine languages. While there have been misunderstandings on which ones should be classified as language and which ones should be classified as dialect, the chart confirms that most have similarities, yet are not mutually comprehensible. These languages are arranged according to the regions they are natively spoken (from ...
The Philippines has Sebwano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon, Waray, Bikol, Finontok, Finallig, Mëranaw, Bahasa Sug, Yakan, Sinama, Kinamayu, Itawit, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Bolinaw, and many more Sebwano, a...
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Sep 07, 2017 · Languages and Dialects of the Philippines 10:00:00 PM Philippine dialects , Philippine languages Edit This is a list of languages and dialects of the Philippines. 180 languages or dialects currently listed.
It attempts to bring attention to languages whose number of speakers is declining. We are confident that with sufficient exposure to the beauty and richness of the different languages, readers will want to preserve them. This section will provide a compendium of languages and dialects in the Philippines, arranged in alphabetical order.
There are hundreds of dialects found in the Philippines, with variations between towns on the same island. While there are many native speakers of these regional languages, most Filipinos speak a mix of Filipino derived from Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese as well as the English language.
- English – One of the official languages of the Philippines and is being taught by schools.
- Aklanon or Aklan – A language from Visayas that is native to the province of Aklan in the Island of Panay.
- Asi or Bantoanon – A Visayan language which originated in Banton, Romblon.
- Binol-anon or Boholano Cebuano – A version of the Cebuano language used in the province of Bohol and most parts of Southern Leyte.
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History and criticism
One of the first explicit classifications of a "Philippine" grouping based on genetic affiliation was in 1906 by Frank Blake, who placed them as a subdivision of the "Malay branch" within Malayo-Polynesian (MP), which at that time was considered as a family. Blake however encompasses every language within the geographic boundaries of the Philippine archipelago to be under a single group. Formal arguments in support of a specific "Proto-Philippines" were followed by Matthew Charles in 1974, Te...
The Philippine group is proposed to have originated from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian and ultimately from Proto-Austronesian. There have been several proposals as to the composition within the group, but the most widely accepted groupings today is the consensus classifications by Blust (1991; 2005) and Reid (2017); however, both disagree on the existence of a Philippine group as a single genetic unit.
Comparison chart between several selected Philippine languages spoken from north to south with Proto-Austronesianfirst for comparison.1. ^Ambiguous relationship with other Northern Philippine groups2. ^ Ambiguous relationship with other Northern Philippine groups and has possible relationship with South Extension; equivalent to the widely established Batanicor Bashiic branch.
K. Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus Himmelmann, The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar.Routledge, 2005.Fay Wouk and Malcolm Ross (ed.), The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems.Australian National University, 2002.Reid, Lawrence A. (2013) "Who Are the Philippine Negritos? Evidence from Language." Human Biology: Vol. 85: Iss. 1, Article 15.Zorc, R. David. 1972. Field notes.
Other languages. There are approximately more than 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines which form part of the regional languages group. A few of these languages and dialects are spoken by in islands communities such as Abaknon in Capul island. References
- Tagalog. Our national language was based from Tagalog. It is used mainly in Manila Area and nearby provinces such as Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Nueva Ecija, and Laguna.
- Cebuano. Cebuano is the next most spoken language in the Philippines with a total of 21,340,000 Filipinos using it. This is mainly used in Cebu City and some areas in Mindanao, such as Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos City.
- Ilocano. Ilokano or Ilocano is a combination of other languages from other countries such as Chamorro of Guam, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Malay, Samoan and Tahitian.
- Hiligaynon. Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is the language used in Aklan, Antique, Bacolod, Capiz, Iloilo, Panay Islands as well as in North and South Cotabato in Mindanao.
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