Ilocano

Ti Bassit a Prinsipe — in Ilocano language.

Ilocano is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, primarily in the Ilocos Region in the northern part of Luzon, the country’s largest island. It is part of the Austronesian language family and belongs to the Philippine subgroup of languages. Ilocano is known for its significant number of speakers, rich literary tradition, and cultural importance in the Philippines.

Ilocano is primarily spoken in the Ilocos Region, which includes the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and some parts of Abra and Pangasinan in northern Luzon. It is one of the most widely spoken languages in the Philippines, with millions of native speakers.

Ilocano is written using the Latin script, with some additional characters to represent unique sounds in the language. The orthography is relatively standardised, making it easier to learn and teach. It has its own distinct vocabulary and grammar structure. It is known for its agglutinative nature, where affixes are added to root words to convey different meanings and grammatical information.