How many languages are there in Bicol?

How many languages are there in Bicol?

How many languages are there in Bicol?

The four major groups of language in Bikol are Coastal Bikol (with four sub-languages), Inland Bikol (with six sub-languages), Pandan Bikol (lone language) and Bisakol (with three sub-languages)….

Bicol Region Region V
Island group Luzon
Regional center Legazpi
• Total 18,155.82 km2 (7,010.00 sq mi)

What language is spoken in Bicol?

Central Bikol
Central Bikol language

Central Bikol
Region Bicol
Ethnicity Bicolano
Native speakers (2.5 million cited 1990 census) 6th most spoken native language in the Philippines
Language family Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Philippine Central Philippine Bikol languages Coastal Bikol Central Bikol

What are the four main languages in Bicol?

Libon – Spoken in Libon, Albay. West Miraya – Spoken in Ligao City, Polangui, Oas, and Pio Duran, Albay. East Miraya – Spoken in Guinobatan; Camalig; Daraga; Jovellar, Albay; Donsol and Pilar, Sorsogon. Pandan Bikol – Spoken by about 80,000 people or the northern half of Catanduanes.

What is the mother tongue of Bicol?

Albay Bikol
Albay Bikol language

Albay Bikol
Region Bicol
Native speakers 700,000; 300,000 of rbl; 260,000 of fbl; 73,600 of ubl; 68,800 of lbl (2009 SIL)
Language family Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Philippine Central Philippine Bikol languages Inland Bikol Albay Bikol
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Is Bicolano a Bisaya?

Bisakol (portmanteau of Bisaya and Bikol) is an informal term for the three Bisayan languages spoken in the Bicol Region. Southern Sorsogon is closely related to the Waray spoken in Northern Samar.

What is thank you in Bicol?

Mabalos saimo
Thank you – Mabalos saimo.

Is Sorsogon a Bisaya?

Despite its name, Masbate Sorsogon is closer to Waray than to Masbatenyo, but this coast of Sorsogon Bay where Masbate Sorsogon is spoken has had a lot of contact with Masbate Island….References.

Bisayan languages
Cebuan Cebuano Boholano

Is Bisaya and Cebuano the same?

Cebuano (/sɛˈbwɑːnoʊ/), also referred to by most of its speakers simply and generically as Bisaya or Binisaya (translated into English as Visayan, though this should not be confused with other Bisayan languages), is an Austronesian language, spoken in the southern Philippines.

What kind of language do the people of Sorsogon speak?

The people of Sorsogon are Bicolanos and generally speak the Bicol language. However, close proximity to the Visayan island of Samar has given the dialects spoken in the province a peculiarly Visayan tone and vocabulary, which probably indicates a mixture of the Waray and Bicol languages.

Where is the Tabaco-Legazpi-Sorsogon dialect spoken?

The Tabaco-Legazpi-Sorsogon (TLS) dialect is spoken in the eastern coast of Albay and the northeastern part of Sorsogon. TLS is the dialect that has been most influenced by the Inland Bikol languages.

Where does the Standard Bicol language come from?

Standard Bicol is based on the dialect of Naga City and is spoken in a wide area stretching from Camarines Norte, most of Camarines Sur, the entire east coast of Albay (including Legazpi and Tabaco) and northern Sorsogon. Standard Bicol is generally understood by other Bikol speakers and is the regional lingua franca.

Where is Sorsogon located on the Bicol Peninsula?

Sorsogon is at the tip of the Bicol Peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino Strait and Ticao Island to the southwest. Sorsogueños is how the people of Sorsogon call themselves. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (April 2016)