Hiligaynon
Ilonggo
Hiniligaynon, Inilonggo, Binisayâ nga Hiligaynon, Bisaya nga Ilonggo
Pronounce /hɪlɪˈɡnən/
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas, SOCCSKSARGEN, western Negros Oriental, southwestern portion of Masbate, coastal Palawan, some parts of Romblon and a few parts of Northern Mindanao
Ethnicity Hiligaynon
Speakers
9.3 million (2010)
4th most spoken native language in the Philippines.
Family
Dialects
    • Standard/Urban Hiligaynon (Iloilo province/Iloilo City dialect);
    • Guimaras Hiligaynon;
    • Bacolodnon Hiligaynon (Metro Bacolod dialect);
    • Negrense Hiligaynon (Negros Occidental dialect);
    • Mindanao Hiligaynon
Writing
Latin (Hiligaynon alphabet)
Hiligaynon Braille
Historically Baybayin (c. 13th–19th centuries)
AreaIloilo and Capiz provinces, Panay, Negros Occidental, Visayas. Also in United States.
Language Sites
ISO 639-2 hil
ISO 639-3 hil
Glottolog hili1240
Hiligaynon language map.png
Areas where Hiligaynon is spoken in the Philippines
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