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  • Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines.

  • Hiligaynon is concentrated in the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental. It is also spoken in the other provinces of the Panay Island group, such as Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Guimaras.

  • There are approximately 7,000,000 people in and outside the Philippines who are native speakers of Hiligaynon, and an additional 4,000,000 who are capable of speaking it with a substantial degree of proficiency.

  • Ilonggo is also the name of the culture associated with the people speaking Hiligaynon.

  • It is a member of the Visayan language family.

 
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