Published August 19, 2019
This video was recorded in City of San Juan, Philippines. Pampangan is spoken in the province of Pampanga, southern Tarlac, and northeastern Bataan, by around 2 million native speakers. Honorifically, the language is referred to as 'Amánung Sísuan', meaning 'breastfed' or 'nurtured' language. It is part of the Central Luzon language family, which makes up part of the larger Malayo-Polynesian language family. Filipino is spoken by as many as 70 million people, primarily in the southeast Asian nation of the Philippines, where it enjoys co-official status with English. A standardized register of Tagalog, Filipino belongs to the Austronesian language family, relating it to hundreds of mother tongues across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from Malagasy to Palauan.