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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Philippine Dialects: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

There are more than 170 different languages spoken in the Philippines and 4 others that have no longer spoken. Mostly originates from different tribes, and with variations occurring between towns on the same island. While there are many native speakers of these dialects and regional languages, we can still easily communicate because most Filipinos speak English and by Tagalog which is our national language.

And because it's Christmas season, I'm listing the most common dialects in the Philippines and the translation of the phrase:
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

Aklanon – Malipayon nga Paskwa ag Mahigugmaon nga Bag-ong Dag-on

Atá – Maroyan na Pasko woy kaopia-an ng Bag-ong Tuig kaniyo’t langon mga sulod

Bicolano – Maugmang Capascuhan asin Masaganang Ba-gong Taon!

Blaan – Pye duh di kaut Kristo klu munt ug Felemi Fali!

Bol anon – Malipajong Pasko ug Bulahang Bag-ong Tuig!

Cebuano – Malipayong Pasko ug Bulahang Bag-ong Tuig!

Chavacano – Felices Pascua y Prospero Año Nuevo

Dibabawon – Marayaw na Pasko aw Bag-ong Tui g kaniyo tibo na mga soon

Gaddang – Mangamgam Bawa a dawun sikua diaw amin

Hiligaynon – Malipayon nga paskua & Malipayon Nga Bag-ong tuig

Hungduan – Maphon au nitungawan. Apo Dios Kituwen baron di toon

Ilocano – Naimbag a Pascua ken Naragsac nga Baro nga Tawen!

Ilonggo – Malipayong Paskwa kag Masinadyahong Bag-ong Tuig

Kapampangan – Malugud Pascu at saca Masayang Bayung Banua!

Mandobo – Mepiya Pagasaulog sa pagka-otawni Jesus aw maontong kaling Omay!

Mansaka – Madyaw na Pasko aw malipayong Bag-ong Tuig kamayo, mga lumon

Pangasinan – Maabig ya pasko, Maliket ya balon taon

Sambal – Maligayang Pasko at Masayang Ba-yon Taon!

Subanen – Piak Pasko Pu Piag Bago Tawn

Surigaonon – Malipayon na pasko sanan bag-on tuig!

Tagalog – Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon

Tala Andig – Maayad ha pasko daw bag-ong tuig

Waray-Waray – Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tuig!

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