Ilongo (Hiligaynon)

Ilongo (Hiligaynon) translation services


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7 million

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Also spoken


Interesting Fact

Like other languages of the Philippines, Ilongo uses a number of reduplicative or doubled words, including balày-bálay (house) and maèstra-maéstra (teacher).


Ilongo is a member of Malayo-Polynesian language group. Other languages in this language group include Tagalog, Maori and Malagasy to name but a few.

Ilongo (not to be confused with Ilocano which is also spoken in the Philippines) is sometimes referred to as Hiligaynon. It is the fourth most spoken language in the Philippines.

Similar to other languages of the Philippines, Ilongo borrows heavily from the Spanish; some examples include sapatos (zapatos – shoes) and kutsara (cuchara – spoon).


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