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Thursday, August 9, 2007

PINOY TA

Just a little about Phililippine languages:

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The number of languages listed for Philippines is 175. Of those, 171 are living languages and 4 are extinct.

Itneg, Banao
Itneg, Moyadan
FilipinoAgta
Villa Viciosa formerly spoken in Abra Province.

kaning upat namatay kay wala nay gagamit ug wala nay buhing kahibalo pa magsulti aning mga lenguahea.
So as much as possible we keep our languages alive because they are one of the factors that define who we are...binisaya pud mo uy...

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Almost all of them belong to the Austronesian language family - pasabot kita medyo natibo sa australia...hahahahha lolo nato ang mga aborigines of Australia...hay agta man jud ta uy...maayo na lang nasagulan ta dugo sa kastila..hhahahahha joke lang...atong lenguahe related to polynesian languages, hawaiian, maori etc..here is a list

AUSTRONESIAN
Malay-Indonesian, other languages of Indonesia (Javanese, etc.)
Philippine languages: Tagalog, Ilocano, Bontoc, etc.
Aboriginal languages of Taiwan (Tsou, etc.)
Polynesian languages: Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, etc.
Micronesian: Chamorro (spoken in Guam), Yap, Truk, etc.
Malagasy (spoken in Madagascar)
Most of these languages fall in a branch called MALAYO-POLYNESIAN

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Number of native speakers

Tagalog ---------------22,000,000
Cebuano ------------- 20,000,000
Ilokano ---------------7,700,000
Hiligaynon -----------7,000,000
Waray-Waray ---- --3,100,000
Northern Bikol ---- 2,500,000
Kapampangan ------2,400,000
Pangasinan ----------1,540,000
Southern Bikol -----1,200,000
Maranao ------------1,150,000
Maguindanao ------1,100,000
Kinaray-a -----------1,051,000
Tausug --------------1,022,000
Chavacano --------- 607,000
Surigaonon --------- 600,000
Masbatenyo ------- 530,000
Aklanon -------------520,000
Ibanag ---------------320,000

Di jud paulahi ang bisaya uy!

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