Definitions for ilocanoˌi loʊˈkɑ noʊ
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One of an ethnic group in the Philippines.
Of or pertaining to the Ilocano.
A language spoken principally on the island of Luzon.
Origin: Philippine , from Ilocos (the name of two provinces), from ilog.
Ilokano is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. An Austronesian language, it is related to such languages as Indonesian, Malay, Fijian, Maori, Hawaiian, Malagasy, Samoan, Tahitian, Chamorro, Tetum, and Paiwan. It is closely related to some of the other Austronesian languages of Northern Luzon, and has slight mutual intelligibility with the Balangao language and Eastern dialects of the Bontoc language. In September 2012, the province of La Union passed an ordinance recognizing Ilokano as an official provincial language, alongside Filipino and English, as national and official languages of the Philippines, respectively. It is the first province in the Philippines to pass an ordinance protecting and revitalizing a native language, although there are also other languages spoken in the province of La Union, including Pangasinan and Kankanaey.
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