Cuyonon language

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Cuyonon
Native to Philippines
Region Palawan coast, Cuyo Islands between Palawan, and Panay
Native speakers
(120,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cyo
Glottolog cuyo1237[2]

Cuyonon is a regional Visayan language spoken on the coast of Palawan, and the Cuyo Islands in the Philippines.[3] Cuyonon had been the lingua franca (language used for communication) of the province of Palawan until recently when migration flow from Southern Tagalog region rapidly increased. 43% of the total population of Palawan during the late 1980s spoke and used Cuyonon as a language. Later studies showed a significant decrease in the number of speakers due to an increase of Tagalog-speaking immigrants from Luzon.

The Cuyonon language is classified by the Summer Institute of Linguistics as belonging to the Central Philippine, Western Visayan, Cuyan subgroup. The largest number of speakers lives in the Cuyo Group of Islands, which is located between Northern Palawan and Panay Island.

Simple greetings[edit]

  • Good morning - Mayad nga timprano
  • Good afternoon - Mayad nga apon
  • Good evening/night - Mayad nga gabi
  • How are you? - Kamosta kaw ren?
  • I'm fine/good and you? - Mayad da, ikaw?
  • I'm just fine, by the grace of God - Kaloy' Dios mayad da.
  • Thank you - Salamat
  • Where are you going? - Adin kaw pakon?
  • What are you doing? - Anono imong ingboboat?
  • Oh, Nothing in particular. - Ara ra.
  • Please come in. - Dayon kamo.
  • Long time no see. - Maboay kita reng ara agkita.

Common Expressions[edit]

Cuyonon Tagalog English
Mayad nga timprano Magandang umaga Good morning
Mayad nga ogtong adlaw Magandang tanghali Good noon
Mayad nga apon Magandang hapon Good afternoon
Mayad nga serem Magandang Takipsilim Good dusk
Mayad nga gabi Magandang gabi Good evening
Mayad nga adlaw Magandang araw Good day
Aroman Bukas Tomorrow
Dominggo Linggo Sunday
Bolan Buwan Month
Dagon Taon Year
Matamang salamat Maraming salamat Thanks a lot
Inggegegman ta kaw Mahal kita I love you
Selag ako kanimo Galit ako sayo I hate you
Een Oo Yes
Beken/Indi Hindi No
Amos Tara na Let's go
Maderep Masipag Industrious
Maambeng Masaya Happy
Masabor Masarap Delicious
Mabaskeg Malakas Strong
Ambog Mayabang Boastful
Kabos Bobo Dumb
Engey Baliw Crazy
Bengel Bingi Deaf
Maiseg Matapang Brave
Maloyo Mabagal Slow
Tekagan Malandi Flirtatious
Yawâ Demonyo Demon
Boring Dumi Dirt
Makorî Mahirap Difficult
Adlek Takot Afraid
Lalaki Lalaki Male
Babai' Babae Female
Manong Kuya Older brother
Manang Ate Older sister
Matinlo kaw Maganda ka You are beautiful
Goapo kaw Gwapo ka You are manly
Lebaan kaw Mabait ka You are kind
Pagamblig Mag ingat ka Take care
Karawat Laro Play
Tio' Aso Dog
Koti' Pusa Cat
Ambe Daga Rat
Palamingko' Langgam Ant
Kalag Kaluluwa Spirit
Aso' Usok Smoke
Tobig Tubig Water
Itas Itaas Up
Idalem Ilalim Down
Koarta Pera Money
Sinsilio Barya Coins
Mirkado Palengke Market

Parts of the Body[edit]

Cuyonon English
Olo Head
Mata Eye
Bok Hair
Irong Nose
Talingâ Ear
Bibig Lip
Bâbâ Mouth
Ipën Tooth
Pisngi Cheek
Daí Forehead

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuyonon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Cuyonon". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Palawan Tourism Council. Accessed August 28, 2008.

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