LOOK: 24 idioms most Bisaya natives used

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Mga Higala, let’s celebrate Buwan Ng Wika by uplifting not only our national language, Filipino, but also the culture of our mother-tongues!

As we all know, the Philippines, apart from its 7,641 islands, also have around 120-187 languages and dialects. While English and Filipino are the nation’s official lingo, Cebuano or Bisaya language predominant rules the regions VII, IX, X, XI, and Caraga.

 

What idioms are you familiar with?

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Fun Fact: Mampor or Joaquin Monfort is a Spanish Captain that came to Cebu in 1896. One of the Bisaya Katipuneros enemies, Monfort became famous with his hostility and ill-manners. The native elders had trouble pronouncing Monfort, hence calling him Mampor.

What idioms did we miss on the list? Let us know in the comment section below!

Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

    2 comments

    Thank you for this article po. This is very informative. I found minor mistakes lang naman po such as
    *Layo ra’s TINA-E (intestines)
    *Inig puti sa uwak

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