Waray-Waray (Wáray-Wáray / Winaray / Lineyte-Samarnon)

Waray-Waray is a member of the Visayan branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken by 3 million people in the Philippines in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte and Biliran.

Waray-Waray alphabet and pronunciation

Waray-Waray alphabet and pronunciation

There is little information about the pronunciation of Waray-Waray available online, so I had to guess the pronunciation of some of the letters.

Sample text in Waray-Waray (Samar version)

Nga an ngatanan nga mga tawo, nahimugso talwas ug katpong ha ira dignidad ug katdungan. Hira natawo dinhi ha tuna mayda konsensya ug isip ug kaangayan gud la nga an ira pagtagad ha tagsatagsa sugad hin magburugto.

Sample text in Waray-Waray (Leyte version)

Ngatanan nga tawo gin anak na libre ngan paragtas ha dignidad ngan mga katungod. Gintagan hira hin rason ngan konsensiya ngan dapat tratohon nira it kada usa ha espirito hit kamagburugto

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)

Links

Information about the Waray-Waray language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waray-Waray_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=war
http://www.lowlands-l.net/anniversary/waray-info.php
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/warayglimpses/FAQ.htm

Online Waray lessons
http://waraylessons.netfirms.com/

The Online Museum of Everything Waray
http://e-waray.blogspot.com

Online Waray-Waray dictionaries
http://www.leytesamar.org
http://www.bansa.org/?q=dictionaries/cmd&dict_lang=Waray

Malayo-Polynesian languages

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