Hiligaynon

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Hiligainon, Illogo, Ilonggo
Population

5,770,000 in Philippines (2000 census).

Location

Western Visayas, Panay, Iloilo and Capiz provinces; Negros Occidental Province.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Iloilo, 4 other provinces (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f), may not be subject to population threshold).

Dialects

Hiligaynon, Kari, Kawayan.

Language Use

Also use Filipino [fil]. Used as L2 by Ati [atk], Caluyanun [clu], Central Subanen [syb], Cotabato Manobo [mta], Inakeanon [akl], Inonhan [loc], Kagayanen [cgc], Kinaray-a [krj], Tagakaulo [klg].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 1912–2002.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Christian.