Hiligaynon is a member of Malayo-Polynesian language group. Other languages in this language group include Tagalog, Maori and Malagasy to name but a few.
Hiligaynon is sometimes referred to as Ilongo (not to be confused with Ilocano which is also spoken in the Philippines). It is the fourth most spoken language in the Philippines.
Similar to other languages of the Philippines, Hiligaynon borrows heavily from the Spanish; some examples include sapatos (zapatos – shoes) and kutsara (cuchara – spoon).
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