Botolan

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 - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Hinalità konla ni Apo Hisos, “Ha panalangin moyo,” wana, “ay ombayri ya halita-en moyo: ‘Tatay nawen ya Diyos, hay ngalan mo ya ayin kapintasan ay igalang dayi nin kaganawan. Andawaten nawen ya tampol ana dayin lomateng ya pamomo-on mo.
  2. Biyan mo kayin pamamangan nawen ha allo-allo.
  3. Patawaren mo kayi ha kawkasalanan nawen, ta ampatawaren nawen ya hinoman ya ampagkasalanan konnawen. Agmo kayi biyan mabiyat ya panobok.’”

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1343/LUK.11.SBLNT

Translation

  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

Sample video in Botolan

Links

Information about Botolan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botolan_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/sbl/

Central Luzon languages

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

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 01.05.24

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