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Pangasinan (Salitan Pangasinan)

Pangasinan or Pangasinese is spoken by about 1.5 million people mainly in the province of Pangasinan, where it is the official regional language, on the west side of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. There are also Pangasinan speakers in other parts of the Philippines, particularly in the province of Benguet, and in some areas of Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao, as well as by immigrant communities in the USA.

Pangasinan is an Austronesian language belonging to the Philippine branch of Malayo-Polynesian languages, and is most closely related to Ibaloi, which is spoken in the neighboring province of Benguet and Baguio City, and also similar to Tagalog and Iloko.

Since the Spanish conquest of 1571, Pangasinan has been written with the Latin alphabet. Before then it was written with the Pangasinense script, which is related to the Tagalog script, and other scripts of the Philippines.

Pangasinan alphabet

A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m N n
Ng ng O o P p Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z  

Pangasinan pronunciation

Pangasinan pronunciation

Sample text in Pangasinan

Say salitan Pangasinan so sakey ya salitan Malayo-Polynesian ya sanga na boleg ya salitan Austronesian. Onsulok ya 1 milyon so mansasalita na say salitan Pangasinan. Naananap ed luyag na Pangasinan, tan naanap ed bansa na Filipinas, so saray karaklan na makapansalita na sayan salita. Balet wala met ray naanap ya makapansalita na Pangasinan ed luyag na La Union, Tarlac, Zambales, tan diad Metro Manila, diad parehas ya bansa.

Source: http://pag.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salitan_Pangasinan

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Links

Information about Pangasinan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangasinan_language
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangasinan_(langue)

Recordings of Pangasinan
http://globalrecordings.net/en/language/2223

Province of Pangasinan official website
http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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