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Hiligaynon language

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Hiligaynon ()
Spoken in: Philippines
Region: Visayas
Total speakers: 7 million
Ranking: Not in top 100
Genetic classification: Austronesian

  Malayo-Polynesian
   Western
    Central Philippine
     Visayan
      Central Visayan
      Hiligaynon

Official status
Official language of: --
Regulated by: --
Language codes
ISO 639-1--
ISO 639-2hil
SILHIL
See also: LanguageList of languages

Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Hiligaynon is concentrated in the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental. It is also spoken in the other provinces of the Panay Island group, such as Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Guimaras. There are approximately 7,000,000 people in and outside the Philippines who are native speakers of Hiligaynon, and an additional 4,000,000 who are capable of speaking it with a substantial degree of proficiency. Ilonggo is also the name of the culture associated with the people speaking Hiligaynon.

It is a member of the Visayan language family.

Contents

Examples

Numbers

   One          Isá
   Two          Duhá
   Three        Tatlo
   Four         Apat
   Five         Limá
   Six          Anum
   Seven        Pitó
   Eight        Waló
   Nine         Siyám
   Ten          Púlô

Days of the week

   Day          Adlaw
   Sunday       Domingo
   Monday       Lunes
   Tuesday      Martes
   Wednesday    Miyerkoles
   Thursday     Huwebes
   Friday       Biyernes
   Saturday     Sabadó

Months of the year

   Month        Bulan
   January      Enero; ulalong
   February     Pebrero; dagangkahoy
   March        Marso; dagangbulan
   April        Abril; kiling
   May          Mayo; himabuyan
   June         Hunio; kabay
   July         Hulyo; hidapdapan
   August       Agosto; lubad-lubad
   September    Septiyembre; kangurolsol
   October      Oktubre; bagyo-bagyo
   November     Nobiyembre; panglot-diotay
   December     Disiyembre; panglot-daku

Common expressions

  • Maayong aga. - Good morning.
  • Maayong ugto. - Good noon.
  • Maayong hapon. - Good afternoon.
  • Maayong gab-i. - Good evening.
  • Ako si John. - I am John.
  • Ano ngalan mo? - What is your name?
  • (Sa) diin ka makadto ? - Where are you going?
  • Ano oras na? - What time is it?
  • Tagpilá iní/inâ? - How much is this/that?
  • Palanggà ta ka. - I love you.
  • Salamat gid. - Thank you very much.
  • Diin ka makadto? - Where are you going?
  • Ano oras na? - What time is it?
  • Diin ka ga-istar? - Where do you live?
  • Namit! - Delicious!
  • Dugay ka na diri? - Have you been here long?

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