Languages

Kinaray-a

Fact corner

  • Language: Kinaray-a
  • Alternate names:: Antiqueño, Ati, Hamtiknon, Hinaray-a, Karay-a, Kiniray-a, Panayano, Sulud
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:krj
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Bisayan, West, Kinarayan
  • Number of speakers: 378,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Kinaray-a is a language of Philippines. It is spoken in Western Panay, Iloilo and Antique provinces; Mindanao; national capital region. .

Dialects

Anini-y, Guimaras Island (Gimaras), Hamtik, Lambunao, Miag-Ao, Pandan, Pototan. Antique area has 75% comprehension of Filipino (See: Filipino?); 90% of Hiligaynon (See: Hiligaynon); Iloilo area, 95% of Hiligaynon; 90% of Antique.

The Kinaray-a Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekagat
to blowhuyəp
to breathemaginhawa
to burnsunugon
to buybakal
to chewusang
to choosepili
to climbsaka
to comemaagto
to cookluto
to countisip
to cryhibi
to cut, hackbis ak
to die, be deadmapatay
to digkutkot
to dreammadamgo
to drinkinəm
to eatkaən
to fallmadagdag
to fearmahadlək
to flowílig
to flymaləpad
to hearmamati
to hidetagə
to hithampak
to huntpangita
to killpatyon
to know, be knowledgeablemainaramən
to laughkadlaw
to lie downmabatang
to live, be alivemabuhi
to open, uncoverbuksan
to planttanəm
to sayhambal, ku un
to scratchkalot
to seemakita
to sewtahi
to shoottiro
to sitmapungko
to sleepmaturog
to sniff, smellmasimhot
to spitdupla
to squeezepuga
to stab, piercebuno, sagap
to standmatindog
to stealmangawti
to sucksəyəp, supsup
to swellhubag
to swimmalangoy
to thinkmaminsar
to throwbalang
to tie up, fastenbangət, higut
to turnmaliso
to walkpanaw
to vomitsuka
to workmanguma
to yawnmanguy ab

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