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Masbateño (Minasbate)

Masbateño is a member of the Bicol-Visayan branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken mainly in the province of Masbate in the Philippines by more than 600,000 people. It is closely related to Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and Waray-Waray.

Masbateño is taught in some schools, and is used in newspapers and on the radio. There is a Masbateño dictionary and grammar, and a translation of part of the Bible.

Masbateño alphabet

Masbateño alphabet


U and o are allophones, and E is used in loanwords.

Details of the Masbateño alphabet and pronunciation supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text in Masbateño

Kun mag-ági ka
Saní na dálan
Warâ na'n balíkan

Saní na dálan
May púnò san mángga
Na punô sin búnga

An úna nag-agi
An puno ginyugyog
Takdag pati putot


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