Albay Bikol language

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Albay Bikol
Native to Philippines
Region Bicol
Native speakers
1.9 million  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bhkinclusive code
Individual codes:
ubl – Buhi'non Bikol
lbl – Libon Bikol
rbl – Miraya Bikol
fbl – West Albay Bikol
Glottolog alba1269[2]

Albay Bikol, Buhi-Oasnon-Daraga Bikol or simply Albayanon is one of the three languages that compose Inland Bikol. It is spoken in Buhi, Camarines Sur, western coast of Albay and northwestern Sorsogon. Its dialects include Buhi-non, Libon, Oasnon, Daragueño. It is one of the 13 major languages and the largest unrecognized regional language in the Philippines.[citation needed]

The region is bordered by the Costal Bikol and Rinconada Bikol or Riŋkonāda speakers. The latter is the closest language of Albay Bikol and is mutually intelligible. They are both included in Inland Bikol group of languages.

Dialectal variation[edit]

"Were you there at the market for a long time?" translated into Albay Bikol languages, Coastal Bikol and Rinconada Bikol or Riŋkonāda.

Coastal Bikol Buhinon Libon Oasnon/West Miraya Daraga/East Miraya Rinconada Bikol or Riŋkonāda
Nahaloy ka duman sa saodan? Naәgәy ika adto sa saran? Nauban ika adto sa saod? Naәlәy ka idto sa sәd? Naulay ka dito sa saran? Naәban ikā sadtō sāran?

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Albay Bikol language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Albay Bicolano". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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