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Waray-Waray

Waray-Waray is a member of the Visayan branch of the Central Philippine language family spoken by 3 million people in the Philippines in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte and Biliran.

Waray-Waray is also known as Waray, Samar-Leyte, Winaray, Binisaya nga Winaray, Samarenyo and Lineyte-Samarnon.

Waray-Waray alphabet and pronunciation

Waray-Waray alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Waray-Waray (Samar version)

Nga an ngatanan nga mga tawo, nahimugso talwas ug katpong ha ira dignidad ug katdungan. Hira natawo dinhi ha tuna mayda konsensya ug isip ug kaangayan gud la nga an ira pagtagad ha tagsatagsa sugad hin magburugto.

Sample text in Waray-Waray (Leyte version)

Ngatanan nga tawo gin anak na libre ngan paragtas ha dignidad ngan mga katungod. Gintagan hira hin rason ngan konsensiya ngan dapat tratohon nira it kada usa ha espirito hit kamagburugto

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample videos in Waray-Waray

Information about Waray-Waray | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about the Waray-Waray language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waray-Waray_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=war
http://www.lowlands-l.net/anniversary/waray-info.php
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/warayglimpses/FAQ.htm
http://e-waray.blogspot.com

Online Waray lessons
http://waraylessons.netfirms.com/

Online Waray-Waray dictionaries
http://www.bansa.org/?q=dictionaries/cmd&dict_lang=Waray

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