Waray-Waray

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Binisaya, Samaran, Samarenyo, Samareño, Winaray
Autonym
Waray, Waray-Waray
Population

2,610,000 (2005 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 2,611,110.

Location

Eastern Visayas region: east Biliran, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar provinces, all of Samar and associated islands; Leyte province, Leyte town east, Carigara bay, south to Tacloban, Leyte gulf shore south, inland west to highlands.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Samar, Leyte islands (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f)).

Dialects

Waray, Samar-Leyte, Northern Samar.

Language Development
Bible: 1937–1984.
Writing

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

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