Masbateño (Minasbate)

Masbateño is a member of the Bicol-Visayan branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken mainly in the province of Masbate in the Philippines by more than 600,000 people. It is closely related to Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and Waray-Waray.

Masbateño is taught in some schools, and is used in newspapers and on the radio. There is a Masbateño dictionary and grammar, and a translation of part of the Bible.

Masbateño alphabet

Masbateño alphabet


Details of the Masbateño alphabet and pronunciation supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text in Masbateño

Kun mag-ági ka
Saní na dálan
Warâ na'n balíkan

Saní na dálan
May púnò san mángga
Na punô sin búnga

An úna nag-agi
An puno ginyugyog
Takdag pati putot


Information about Masbateño | Numbers


Information about Masbateñoño_language

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Aklan, Bantayanon, Bantik, Bantoanon, Baybayanon, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Butuanon, Calmian Tagbanwa, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Central Tagbanwa, Cuyonon, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Hiligaynon, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Kinabalian, Kinaray-a, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Porohanon, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Romblomanon, Sangirese, Surigaonon, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tausūg, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Waray-Waray, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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