Waray-Waray

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Binisaya, Samaran, Samareño, Samarenyo, Samar-Leyte, Waray
Population

2,560,000 (2000 census).

Location

Eastern Visayas, all of Samar island, and associated islands, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar provinces; eastern half, Biliran Province; Leyte Province, Leyte town east, Carigara bay, south to Tacloban, continuing along Leyte gulf shore south, inland area 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

Northern Samar, Samar-Leyte, Waray.

Language Development
Bible: 1937–1984.
Writing

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