“He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.”- Dr. Jose Rizal….

Each and every one of us are truly feel proud for our origin no matter what race we came from, whether we are American, German, African, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Filipino or whatever race we are.

 Each country is rich in tradition and culture, and aside from these we have our own languages to use to easily communicate with each other.  Language is the soul of every nation; it is the tie and the bridge to easily communicate with each other. And serves as our foundation and own identity.

 In the Philippines, we have 175 languages/dialects use and some of them are considered endangered, according to UNESCO because of not being used or it is already extinct.

Sources:Wikipedia and Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino, Sentinyal Edisyon

 We have major Dialects used across its island some of these are Tagalog, Bikol, Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Cebuano, Waray-waray, Tausug, Visaya, and Ilonggo,  

In spite the dialect used in different islands, Filipino and English are the common widely used language from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Philippines celebrated the “Buwan ng Wika” last August to show the culture and the love for Filipino language.

I was amazed to hear our younger ones delivering (Tula) poems and (Balagtasan) Poetic debate, and while I was listening to every word they speak it pondling into my heart and reminds me how great of our culture and makes me proud to be a Filipino…



Author: Will Of Heart

Hello everyone, thank you for dropping by. This is my personal compilation of wordings, it can be Poetry, Short Stories, Reviews, Personal point of View or simply experiences gain from everyday lives. Enjoy reading!

13 thoughts on “OUR NATIVE TONGUE…”

  1. Ganon na lamang ang aking pagkagalak ng mabasa ko ito. Bagamat hindi ko gaanong ginagamit ang wikang Filipino sa mundo ng WordPress, ito’y nasa puso’t isipan ko araw-araw. Ginagamit ko siya araw-araw kahit pa dito sa Gitnang Silangan–sa tamang oras at tamang panahon.

    Mahal ko ang wikang Filipino at ito’y hindi magbabago sapagkat ako ay Pilipino sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.

    1. Tama ka at ako ay talagang nagagalak sa tuwing naririnig ko ang ating mga kababayan na nagsasalita ng wika natin kahit wala sila dito sa ating bansa…. 🙂

  2. This is great. I totally agree with you, we must love our languages. In fact, I personally love them even more, especially because the threat of language extinction applies in my country and is threatening the life of 741 local languages that we have. And guess what?! You’re from the Philippiness, so we are neighbors! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    1. Yes you are right, thank you for visiting my blog… :-), actually in my country there are dialects that UNESCO considered endangered and some are extincts, and that is sad to know because language is part of our culture that we need to cherished and treasured….

  3. Beautiful post my sister, we all are different in special unique ways. But there is a language that is always embraced and understood…a loving touch, a caring heart, a helping hand, a lifting smile….the power of the Lord’s love through our actions blended with all of our different languages makes spirits complete! I love your post! Thanks for sharing!

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