Botolan is a member of the Central Luzon branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken mainly in Botolan and Cabangan municipalities in the province of Zambales in Central Luzon in the Philippines. In 2000 there were about 33,000 speakers of Botolan.

Botolan is spoken by people of all ages, and they are all literate in their language. The language is also known as Botolan Sambal or Zambal.

Botolan alphabet and pronunciation

Botolan alphabet and pronunciation

Download alphabet charts for Botolan in PDF or Excel format.

Information about Botolan provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Tatay nawen ya anti ha katatag-ayan,
Hay ngalan mo ay igalang dayi nin kaganawan.
Andawaten nawen ya tampol kayna dayin mag-arí.
Mangyari dayi ya kalabayan mo bayri ha babon lotá
Bilang ombayro ha katatag-ayan.
apa-eg ay biyan mo kayin pamamangan ya
angka-ilanganen nawen.
Patawaren mo kayi ha kawkasalanan
nawen bilang pamatawad nawen ha nakapagkasalanan konnawen.
Agmo kayi biyan ma-irap ya pagsobok boy
ipakarayó mo kayi koni Satanas

Sample video in Botolan


Information about Botolan

Central Luzon languages

Abellen, Ambala, Bolinao, Botolan, Hatang Kayi, Sambal

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 14.01.23


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