give me facts, "did you know that"
July 5, 2007 7:21am CST
did you know that filipinos had most number of dialects and languages in the world. i dont know exactly the exact number filipinos can speak, but filipinos had more than a dozen dialects from different regions. now share one!
20 Apr 09
Yes, Philippines has the most number of dialects that any other countries in the world. We have more than 30 dialects. We have two official languages: Filipino and English. But most provinces and towns have their own dialects. In Mindanao, we have almost 10 different dialects. I came from Surigao del sur, a small province south of Mindanao which has 4 different dialects including the minority groups. I spoke "kamayo" a dialect same that of "Mandaya"from Davao Oriental but with slight accents and terms. Our dialect, according to local folks, was once a part of the dialect spoken by "Manobo" tribe in the hinterlands of Surigao del sur, but has since enhanced my inter marriages of different tribes. I can fluently speak Leytenio and Boholano too since my maternal grandparents came from Bohol and Leyte. Now that I am spending most of the time in Davao City where I worked, I am using a Visayan dialect, but differs that of Cebu"s dialect.