Poro is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cebu Province, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,498. [3 ]
Poro, along with the municipality of
Tudela, is located on Poro Island of the Camotes Islands.
patronal feast of Poro is celebrated on the third Friday of January, in honour of the Santo Niño de Cebu.
Etymology and languages [ edit ]
The town's name is derived from the
Waray-Waray word puro meaning "island".
Visayan languages, Filipino, and English, the townsfolk also speak the local Porohanon language. Also known as Camotes Visayan, the language is mutually intelligible with other VIsayan languages (e.g. Cebuano) spoken in the rest of the Camotes Islands, Cebu, other parts of the Visayas, and Northern Mindanao.
Porohanon is distinguished by the way the locals substitute
⟨j ⟩ sounds with [, e.g. the ʒ] Cebuano Maayong buntag ("Good morning") is vocalised as Maazong buntag in Porohanon (possibly a handover from the phenomenon in yeísmo Spanish). Other dialectical variations include the Porohanon Ara dira instead of the standard Cebuano Na-a diha.
Barangays [ edit ]
Poro comprises 17
barangays: [2 ]
Daan Paz (formerly Poso)
Paz (formerly Santa Rosa)
Demographics [ edit ]
Population census of Poro
Source: National Statistics Office
[3 ] [4 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
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