Are people from Bacolod Ilonggo?


Are people from Bacolod Ilonggo?

HILIGAYNON or commonly known as Ilonggo (the latter pertains “people of Iloilo”) is the official dialect (or now claimed also as a Philippine language) of Negros Occidental. So when in Bacolod or anywhere in Negros Occidental, try speaking the local tongue with Hiligaynon 101 by Two City Trails.

Where do Ilonggo people live?

The Ilonggos are concentrated in the Western Visayas Region, particularly in Panay Island (Iloilo, Capiz, etc.) and Negros Occidental. They are also found in some areas of Mindanao. The word “Ilonggo” normally refers to a person, whose language is Hiligaynon.

Is Ilonggo and Bisaya the same?

All populations representing the 30 languages must be generically called Bisaya. Ethnolinguistically, there are two other well-known and widespread Bisayan languages. These are Hiligaynon, also referred to as Ilonggo, and Waray-Waray, distributed in the western and eastern sections of the Visayas, respectively.

Is Hiligaynon a Bisaya?

Over 30 languages constitute the Bisayan language family. Two other well-known and widespread Bisayan languages are Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), spoken by 9 million in most of Western Visayas and Soccsksargen; and Waray-Waray, spoken by 6 million in Eastern Visayas region.

What language is spoken in Negros Occidental?

Hiligaynon Cebuano
Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental Nakatungdang Negros
ZIP code 6100–6132
IDD : area code +63 (0)34
ISO 3166 code PH-NEC
Spoken languages Hiligaynon Cebuano Tagalog English

How many speaks Ilonggo?

5,770,000 speakers
Hiligaynon, also known as Ilonggo, belongs to the Bisayan group of the Austronesian language family. According to Ethnologue, there are 5,770,000 speakers of the language who live primarily on the island of Panay in the Philippines.

What is the race of Ilonggo?

Hiligaynon people
The Hiligaynon people (mga Hiligaynon), often referred to as Ilonggo people (mga Ilonggo) or Panayan people, are a Visayan ethnic group whose primary language is Hiligaynon, an Austronesian language of the Visayan branch native to Panay, Guimaras, and Negros.

How do you say hello in Ilonggo?

A collection of useful phrases in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), a Philippine language spoken mainly in Western Visayas in the Philippines….Useful phrases in Hiligaynon.

Phrase Ilonggo (Hiligaynon)
Hello (General greeting) Hello Hi
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kamusta ka? (frm) Musta ka? (inf)
Reply to ‘How are you?’ Maayo man, salamat

What language does Iloilo speak?


ISO 3166 code PH-ILI
Languages Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) Kinaray-a Capiznon Ati Filipino English
Registered Voters 1,347,514 As of 2016 (including Iloilo City)

What is your name in Ilonggo?

Useful phrases in Hiligaynon

Phrase Ilonggo (Hiligaynon)
What’s your name? Ano imo ngalan? (frm) Ano ngalan mo? (inf)
My name is … Ang ngalan ko …
Where are you from? Di-in ka halin?
I’m from … Halin ko sa …

Where do people speak Hiligaynon in Negros Occidental?

In Negros Occidental, Hiligaynon is widely spoken by the majority especially in the west coast while in the east coast facing Cebu people speak Bisaya or Cebuano. Seldom can you hear Kinaray-a except perhaps from those who are Kinaray-a speakers living in Negros Occidental.

Why is Hiligaynon the dominant language of Ilonggo?

Ilonggo historian Henry Funtecha has some interesting insights on why Hiligaynon is the dominant language of the province. Rich families from the lowland of Iloilo migrated to Negros during the boom of the sugar industry. They became hacienderos and became prominent families.

What kind of language does Negros Occidental speak?

Negros Occidental faces the island-province of Guimaras and the province of Iloilo on Panay Island to the northwest across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras Strait. The primary spoken language is Hiligaynon and the predominant religious denomination is Roman Catholicism.

What do you call people who speak Ilonggo language?

Most non-Ilonggos and even the Ilonggos would refer to our language as Ilonggo. I’m neither a historian nor an expert in linguistics but through various articles I came across, Ilonggo is what you call the people that inhabit or whose ethnic origin is Iloilo province but it is commonly used to refer to the people of Western Visayas.

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