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What’s with this “Wren” thing?
The oldest extant version of the fable
are presenting here appeared in 1913 in the first volume of a two-volume anthology
Saxon folktales (Plattdeutsche
Volksmärchen “Low German Folktales”)
collected by Wilhelm Wisser (1843–1935). Read
islands and vulcanos—Negros Occidental
is an adventure traveler’s
Hiligaynon (which is also known by the ethnic name Ilonggo) is used by currently
close to eight million Filipinos in the Philippines and elsewhere in the world
(especially in North America and Australia), primarily
by ethnic Hiligaynon or Ilonggo people who represent the majority of inhabitants
Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Sultan Kudarat. It is in this general area
that the Hiligaynon language predominates (including also the Panay Island
group, such as Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Guimaras) and is also used by approximately
people as a non-native language. Hiligaynon is used in other parts of the Philippines as well, such as on Mindoro
island, where it arrived with migrants and has taken on Tagalog influences.
Being a member of the Visayan group of languages,
Hiligaynon is closely related to languages such as Masbatenyo and Waray-Waray. Many Hiligaynon speakers assume that Kinaray-a is a dialect of Hiligaynon,
because Kinaray-a speakers can understand Hiligaynon, though Hiligaynon speakers
understand Kinaray-a poorly or not at all. However, Kinaray-a, used in Antique
language belonging to the Western Visayan group, and its speakers understand
exposure to this dominant language.
Hiligaynon is a written language and is
featured rather dominantly within the
area of Visayan literature.
Genealogy: Austronesian > Malayo-Polynesian > Western > Philippines > Central > Visayan > Central