Bicolano

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Bikol
Spoken in: Philippines 
Region: Bicol
Total speakers: 2.4 million
Language family:
 Malayo-Polynesian
  Borneo-Philippines
   Central Philippine
    Bikol languages
     Bikol 
Writing system: Latin (Filipino variant);
Historically written in Baybayin
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: bik
ISO 639-3: bik — Central Bicolano

Bikol or Bicolano is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula on the island of Luzon. Bicol-Naga is the standard language of this kind.

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Grammar

Pronouns

  Absolutive Ergative Oblique
1st person singular ako ko sakuya, sako
2nd person singular ika, ka mo saimo, si-mo
3rd person singular siya niya saiya
1st person plural inclusive kita nyato, ta satuya, sato
1st person plural exclusive kami nyamo, mi samuya, samo
2nd person plural kamo nindo saindo
3rd person plural sinda ninda sainda

See also

Bicolano.org Website [1] [uragon]


This language is spoken in the Bikol Region of the Philippines (Region V). There are several dialogues including Bikol Rikonada (Iriga area), Bikol Albay (Albay Province), Bikol Sorsogon (Sorsogon), Bikol Catanduanes and Bikol Partido (municipalities surrounding Lagonoy Gulf). The common Bikol is Bikol Naga, and is generally understood by other Bikol speakers.

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