Peace Corps - Ilonggo(Hiligaynon) Language Lessons

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This guide is designed for Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) language training for Peace Corps workers in the Philippines, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of phrase lists for a wide range of daily activities and needs; a list of targeted core language competencies, at three profieciency levels, for those daily activities; an Ilonggo to English glossary; a workbook with illustrated exercises for language practice and skill reinforcement; and extensive grammar notes.

Philippines: 1961-1990; 1992-present

Philippines: 1961-1990; 1992-present

Hiligaynon, often referred to as Ilonggo, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Hiligaynon is concentrated in the provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Capiz but is also spoken in the other provinces of Panay Island, including Antique, Aklan and in many parts of Mindanao such as Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and in other parts of North Cotabato. It is also spoken as a second language by Karay-a speakers in Antique, Aklanon and Malaynon in Aklan, and Capiznon in Capiz. There are approximately 7,000,000 people in and outside the Philippines who are native speakers of Hiligaynon, and an additional 4,000,000 who are capable of speaking it with a substantial degree of proficiency.It is a member of the Visayan language family. The language is referred to as Ilonggo (Spanish: ilongo) in Iloilo and in Negros Occidental. Many argue, however, that this is an incorrect usage of the word "Ilonggo." In precise usage, "Ilonggo" should only be used in relation to the ethnolinguistic group that are native inhabitants of Iloilo and the culture associated with native Hiligaynon speakers, they argue. The disagreement over the usage of "Ilonggo" to refer to the language extends to Philippine language specialists and native laymen.?

Ilonggo is spoken in: Philippines

Ilonggo is also called: Hiligaynon

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