Bolinao language (smk)

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Also Known As: Bolinao Language,Bolinao Zambal,Bolinao Sambal,Binobolinao


The Bolinao language (Bolinao: Binu-Bolinao) is spoken primarily in the Pangasinense municipality of Anda and the town of Bolinao. It has approximately 50,000 speakers (Ethnologue 1990), making it the second most widely spoken Sambalic language. Bolinao has 21 phonemes: 16 consonants and five vowels. Syllable structure is relatively simple. Each syllable contains at least a consonant and a vowel. Bolinao has five vowels. They are: There are six main diphthongs: /aɪ/, /əɪ/, /oɪ/, /uɪ/, /aʊ/, and /iʊ/. Below is a chart of Bolinao consonants. All the stops are unaspirated. The velar nasal occurs in all positions including at the beginning of a word.

The Philippine national proverb “He who does not acknowledge his beginnings will not reach his destination,” translated into Bolinao and followed by the original in Tagalog:..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Bolinao language Speakers

Rosetta Document Collection

Vernacular Text:


Main Country: Philippines
Spoken In:

Regions: Asia

ISO 639-3 Code: smk

Classification Taxonomy

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  Austronesian Group

    Malayo-Polynesian Group

      Western Malayo-Polynesian Group

        Northern Philippine Group

          Bashiic-Central Luzon-Northern Mindoro Group

            Central Luzon Group

              Sambalic Group

                Bolinao language