Gorontalo (Bahasa Hulontalo)

Gorontalo is a Philippine language spoken in the provinces of Gorontalo and Northern Sulawesi on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In 2010 there were about 505,000 speakers of Gorontalo, which is also known as Gorongtalo, Guarantala, Gunongtello, Holontalo, Hulondalo or Hulonthalo.

Dialects of Gorontalo include East Gorontalo, Gorontalo Kota, West Gorontalo (Kwandang), Tilamuta and Limboto.

Literature in Garontalo is mainly oral, and the language was rarely written before the late 19th century. Since then a number of books in and about Garontalo have been published.

Gorontalo alphabet and pronunciation

Gorontalo alphabet and pronunciation

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Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Bantik, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Calmian Tagbanwa, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Central Tagbanwa, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Iranun, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Sangirese, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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