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Balangao (Balangaw / Balangao Bontoc)

Balangao is a member of the Philippine branch of Malayo-Polynesian languages. It is spoken in Mountain Province and Tanudan Province in Luzon in the Philippines. In the year 2000 there were about 21,000 speakers of Balangao.

Balangao alphabet and pronunciation

Balangao alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

When a glottal stop appears at the end of a syllable, it is written with a grave accent over the preceeding vowel, e.g. hamchà (vegetables). If the glottal stop follows a é, it is written ê.

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Sample text in Balangao

Ad namennamenghan ano, wada hen ihay mad-an way bummabléy ad Losoob. Hiyatoy mad-an, adi masséy hen labi ya hen ag-agaw, ta adina ano ilan hen matéyan hen anàna, te duwada hen anàna way pahig lalae, te enekkatda yag natèy ah amada.

Translation

Long, long ago, they say, there was an old woman who lived in Losob. This old woman, she wouldn't sleep night or day so that she wouldn't, they say, see the death of her offspring, because her offspring were two, pure boys, for they were (both) small when their father died.

Source: https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/26111

Sample videos in Balangao

Information about Balangao | Numbers in Balangao | Tower of Babel in Balangao

Links

Information about Balangao
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balangao_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/blw
http://www.balangao.com/blw/_8069
https://www.sil.org/resources/search?query=balangao
http://search.language-archives.org/record.html?id=sil_org_56851

Philippine languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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