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Travel Phrases to Use When Traveling Through Western Visayas

Iloilo, Negros Occidental

Jr. Riel
Jr. Riel | May 19, 2014

If you really want to connect with the locals, the best way is to speak to them in their local languages.

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If you're traveling through Western Visayas, chances are you will be surrounded by a language called Hiligaynon, alternatively referred to as Ilonggo.

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As the dominant language on the islands of Panay and Guimaras, as well as in the province of Negros Occidental, there are approximately 8.2 million native speakers of the language.

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Here are just some of the useful phrases you may use while traveling throughout this area of the Philippines.

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Read more: Travel Phrases: Hiligaynon to Help You Get by in Western Visayas

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