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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
Province, the main area of the Kinaray-a
is known for
boating and for beach resorts.
Language information: Kinaray-a is also known by the names Antiqueño, Ati, Hamtiknon, Hinaray-a,
Karay-a, Kiniray-a and Panayano Sulud. It is one of the Philippine’s Visayan languages. Its main area is Antique Province. It is also used alongside
Hiligaynon and Tagalog in parts of Iloilo.
Province with its predominance of Kinaray-a is said to be home to some Kinaray-a
monoglots. However, these days most speakers also know Tagalog, if not also neighboring
Hiligaynon. Most people in Guimara speak both Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a.
is also used as a second language and is sometimes adopted as a first language
among migrants to the area, most of whom arrive from the country’s south.
Hiligaynon speakers and other Filipinos mistakenly believe that Kinaray-a is
a variety of Hiligaynon. In fact, the two languages belong to different subgroups:
Visayan while Kinaray-a is Western Visayan. Because
they are constantly exposed to it, Kinaray-a speakers tend to understand the
more dominant Hiligaynon language well, while
usually understand Kinaray-a, unless they are constantly exposed to it in communities
with considerable Kinaray-a presence.
Genealogy: Austronesian > Malayo-Polynesian > Western > Philippines > Visayan > Western