Cuyonon language

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Cuyonon
Native toPhilippines
RegionPalawan coast, Cuyo Islands between Palawan, and Panay
Native speakers
(120,000 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cyo
Glottologcuyo1237[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, Kuyan 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 afternoon - Mayad nga apon
  • Good evening/night - Mayad nga gabi
  • How are you? - Kumusta kaw?
  • I'm fine/good and you? - Mayad da, ay ikaw?
  • I'm just fine, by the grace of God - Kaloy' Dios mayad da.
  • Thank you - Salamat
  • Where are you going? - Adin kaw mapakon?
  • What are you doing? - Anono imong ingbuwoat?
  • Oh, nothing in particular. - Ara ra.
  • Please come in. - Dayon kamo.
  • Long time no see. - Mabway kita reng ara agkita.

Common Expressions[edit]

Cuyonon Kinaray-a Tagalog English
Mayad nga temprano Mayad nga aga Magandáng umaga Good morning
Mayad nga ugtong adlaw Mayad nga adlawon Magandáng tanghalì Good noon
Mayad nga apon Mayad nga hapon Magandáng hapon Good afternoon
Mayad nga sirem Mayad nga sirum Magandáng takipsilim Good dusk
Mayad nga gabi Mayad nga gabi-i Magandáng gabí Good evening
Mayad nga adlaw Mayad nga adlaw Magandáng araw Good day
Aruman Sarum-an Bukas Tomorrow
Dominggo Domingo Linggo Sunday
Bulan Bulan Buwán Month
Dagon Tuig Taón Year
Matamang salamat (Duro/Raku) nga salamat Maraming salamat Thanks a lot
Ing gegegman ta kaw Guinhigugma ta ikaw Mahal kitá I love you
Ing etekan ako kanimo Ga-ugot takun kanimo Naiinís akó sa iyo I hate you
Een Huod Oo Yes
Beken/Indi Indi/Bukon Hindî No
Amos Dali ron Tara na Let's go
Maderep Mapisan Masipag Industrious
Maambeng Masadya Masayá Happy
Masabor Manamit Masaráp Delicious
Mabaskeg Mabaskog Malakás Strong
Ambog Hambog Mayabang Boastful
Kabos Mango Mangmang Dumb
Engey Buang/Buangit Baliw Crazy
Bengel Bungol Bingí Deaf
Maiseg Maisog Matapang Brave
Maluyo Mahinay Mabagal Slow
Tekagan/Biga-il Biga-un/Bigatlan Malandî Flirtatious
Yawâ Yawa Masama Demon
Buring Higku/Buring Dumi Dirt
Makurî Mabudlay/Malisud Mahirap Difficult
Adlek Hadluk Takót Afraid
Lalaki Lalaki Lalaki Male
Babai' Babayi Babae Female
Manong Manong Kuya Older brother
Manang Manang Ate Older sister
Matinlo kaw Gwapa kaw Maganda ka You are beautiful
Gwapo kaw Gwapo kaw Pogi ka You are manly
Lebaan kaw Ma-alwan kaw Mabait ka You are kind
Pag-amblig Halong/Mag-amlig Magingat ka Take care
Karawat Sipal Laro Play
Tyo' Ayam Aso Dog
Kuti' Kuti Pusa Cat
Ambe Balabaw Daga Rat
Palamingko' Lasga/Guyum Langgam Ant
Kalag Kalag Kaluluwa Spirit
Aso' Aso Usok Smoke
Tubig Tubig Tubig Water
Ugbong Babaw Itaas Up
Idalem Idalum Ilalim Down
Kwarta Kwarta Salapí Money
Sensilyo Sinsilyo Barya Coins
Palengke Mercado/Tienda Pamilihan Market

Parts of the Body[edit]

Cuyonon Kinaray-a English
Ulo Ulo Head
Mata Mata Eye
Buk Buhok Hair
Irong Irong Nose
Talingâ Talinga Ear
Bibig Bibig Lip
Bâbâ Baba Mouth
Ipën Unto Tooth
Èyen Yahun Cheek
Daí Dahi Forehead

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuyonon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cuyonon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Palawan Tourism Council. Accessed August 28, 2008.

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