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Let's learn:National Language Of The North.

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Written by   50
1 year ago
Topics: Ilocano, Languages

Hi there my friend.In this article let's talk about something you might want to learn in order for you to interact better with the people of the North. Well without further a do, let's dive in to this one. I hope that you read it and learn in this piece.

Have you ever heard people talking in their native languages?

Did you feel left behind when you heard someone talking to each other about something and can't understand them because there's a language barrier and can't relate to what they're talking about?

If you feel like that folks then in this article let me share with you some of the common phrases in my native language which is Ilokano/Ilocano/Ilukanu. There are many ways on how we spell it.Their meaning is the same anyway.

First and foremost let me share with you some information about this.

Most of the people living up north speak Ilokano and it is considered as their mother tongue. It is an Austronesian language of the Philippines and it is part of the Cordilleran Languages spoken mainly in the Island of Luzon.

This Ilocano term is derived from "i" means from and "looc" means bay. When combined " People of the bay".

Did you know that Ilocanos were the first ethnic groups to revolt against spanish invasion back then and the Spain are not lucky enough to conquer Ilocos because of them.

Did you know also that Ilocanos had a king back then which is Don Pedro Almazan bur he was executed after the kingdom built by Ilokanos were dissolved.

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It originated in the provinces of Ilocos, people living here speaks the purest of ilokano or what we called " nauneg nga Ilokano"( deep words in Ilocano). Ilocos is the homeland of these Iloco people around the world. Why around the world because some of the OFW's who work abroad are Ilocanos and they ended up meeting their partner and having a family.

Ilocanos migrated all over the country that's why I'm not surprised if there are Ilocanos in Mindanao particularly in Sulu.

My grand ancestors came from Ilocos that's why I wanted to visit it so badly. Cultures of Ilocanos are unique from other cultures out there.

Biag ni Lam-ang is one of the famous epic of Ilocanos and I'm sure you read it while you were in Elementary or even in highschool.

Manang Biday is one of the song we sang when we were in elementary and we even danced using this song.

Here are some Ilocano words I want to share to you and might be helpful incase you may encounter one.

Naimbag nga bigat/ Naimbag nga agsapa (Good morning)

Naimbag nga malem (Good afternoon)

Naimbag nga rabii (Good evening)

Mangan tayun (Let's eat)

Makan (Food)

Naimas nga makan( Delicious food)

Kamusta ka?( How are you?)

Napintas (Beautiful)

Nagpintas ka ( You're beautiful)

Agdigos( Take a bath)

Papanam(Where are you going?)

Ana ti nagan mo ( What is your name?)

Nasam-it (Sweet)

Naalsim (sour)

Napait (Bitter)

Ay-ayaten ka (I love you)

Mabalin kadi nga arimen ka ( Can I court you?)

Nagpintas kaman ading lalu ta isem mo. Madik malapdan nga kitaen.(You're so beautiful especially your smile. I can't resist not to see it.)

Ay-ayaten ka unay , Gaw-atek ken alaik jay bulan para kenka. (I love you so much , I'll reach and get the moon for you)

Nu siyak ti ayatem madi kantu paspasakitan.(If I'm the one you will love , I'll never hurt you.)

Those are just some of the Ilocano words and Ilocano sentences. If you have some questions to know about it or translate to ilocano just comment down below.

Learning this kind of things will help you to communicate better if you will visit Ilocos and other provinces of the North. My province Nueva Vizcaya is one of them and if you happen to visit here , you have some knowledge on what they are speaking.

I hope you learned something from this one folks. I'm a Iloco and I'm proud of it.

If you're a Ilokano comment down below and let's get to know each other.😁

See yah in my next article. Arigatou.💕

Some of the info here are retrieved from https://iloko.tripod.com/Ilocano.html by Carl Rubino, Ph.D

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I was left out when i was in highschool and that made me force myself to learn to speak ilocano..i understood it back then han q lang tlaga ammu kasano ibaga hahhaha... Ti ammuda han q naawatan jy inbaga da nga ilako dak kanu 🤣

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1 year ago

naimbag nga malem mo, ading. agmeryenda tayo pay hehe hashtag #IlokanoSpanyol here

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1 year ago

Woahh..may lahi po pala😊. Sorry late reply po. Thanks for the sponsorhip po .anlaki nun.

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1 year ago

maliit na bagay, ading :)

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1 year ago

My province is in Pangasinan pero Ilokano gamit nilang language. Si papa marunong pero kami hindi 😂.

Totoo yung kahit saan may makikita kang Ilokano. Dito nga samin, bandang manila na to pero may mga kapitbahay kaming ilokano hahaha

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1 year ago

Ayybat naman ganon..😅mostly mga nagcomment dito papa nila ilokano pero di sila marunong mag iloco.😅..Try mopo maganda.. Hahahah..Mga taga probinsiya po siguro iyan.😅..Sinasakop na ng mga ilokano saang sulok ng pilipinas.

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1 year ago

My father is ilokano and he was born in Camiling Tarlac. I have a professor by surname Almazan, and he is Ilokano.

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1 year ago

I'm glad to know po that your dad is an Iloco....baka ..kanununuan napo nilaung first king ng mga Ilokano 😁

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1 year ago

Baka nga

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1 year ago

Niceeee. Pag aaralan ko to mamaya. Sabi nila magaganda't gwapo daw pag ilocano. And well, I agree.

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1 year ago

Ayy😁bat di ako nabiyayaan.hahah. thankie for always stoping by

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1 year ago

Ilocano papa ko pro hndi ako marunong. 🤣

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1 year ago

Ayy 😁maganda arin po matuto.. Edi nag iiloco din po siya sa bahay niyo..

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1 year ago

Masarap matuto ng ilocano dito HAHAHAH MORE PAAAA. Jowa ko ilocano, walamg ginawa kundi magsalita ng ilocano kase diko naiintindihan tas pagtatawanan ako. Yawaers 🙃

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1 year ago

😂..uyy ..tignan mo nga naman.may jowa ka na ilokano ..Paturo kapo sa kaniya ..maganda po matuto😁

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1 year ago

Ay mga ex ko puro ilocano 🤣, di ako nagjojowa ng di ilocano puro ilocano talaga 🤣. Nagpapaturo ako ayaw naman akong turuan, natutuwa ka kapag nagsasalita ng diko maintindihan jusko

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1 year ago

😂saang lupalop kapo ba .. ayiee.dami na ex.

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1 year ago

Ilongga po ako. Lah dalawa palang ex ko 😅

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1 year ago

Naimbag nga bigat! Maykan agkape :D Agkaiwara ti pinoy sadinu man nga parte ti lubong makabiruk ka ladta ilocano :D

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1 year ago

Oo nga po..nakalimutan ko isama na tinuturo pala ang Ilokano sa Hawaii😁cool.. Supay man .po basta ilokano nataragsit haha.

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1 year ago

Second Ilocos garud kanu ijayen ta kaadwan ken Ilocano :D

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1 year ago

woahh..kitaim man po ata ..😁kaya nakakaproud maging ilokano.

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1 year ago

Hehe! Wen :)

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