Kapampangan

Kapampangan is spoken mainly on the Philippine island of Luzon by about 3 million people. It is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family and is also known as Pampango, Capampangan, Pampangueño or Amanung Sisuan.

Kapampangan was written with a version of the Baybayin alphabet before the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippines during the 16th century. Nowadays it is written with the Latin alphabet. It has also been written with the Kulitan script.

Baybayin alphabet for Kapampangan

Baybayin alphabet for Kapampangan

Source: http://www.mts.net/~pmorrow/baychart.htm

Kapampangan pronunciation

Kapampangan alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Kapampangan

Ding sablang tau mibait lang malaya at pante-pante king karangalan at karapatan. Ila mipagkaluban lang katuliran at konsensiya ay dapat misaupan king diwang pamikapatiran.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Tower of Babel in Kapampangan

Links

Information about the Kapampangan languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapampangan_language
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Kapampangan/Introduction

Online Kapampangan lessons
http://maxpages.com/lesson

Online Kapampangan dictionary
http://www.bansa.org/dictionaries/pam/

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Acehnese, Ajië, Aklan, Anutan, Balinese, Batak, Bikol, Bugis, Buhid, Bushi, Cebuano, Cham, Chamorro, Chuukese, Cia-Cia, Cuyonon, Dawan, Drehu, Fijian, Filipino, Futunan, Hanuno'o, Hawaiian, Hiligaynon, Iban, Iloko, Indonesian, Javanese, Kadazandusun, Kapampangan, Kiribati, Madurese, Makasarese, Malagasy, Malay, Mandar, Maori, Maranao, Marshallese, Minangkabau, Moriori, Nauruan, Ndrumbea, Nias, Paamese, Paicî, Palauan, Pangasinan, Pohnpeian, Raga, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rejang, Rotuman, Sakao, Samoan, Central Sinama, Sundanese, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tahitian, Tausūg, Tetum, Tokelauan, Tongan, Toraja-Sa'dan, Tuvaluan, Waray-Waray, Xârâcùù, Yapese,

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet