Language and culture cannot be separated.
Language is vital to understanding our unique
cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is
used to explore and experience our cultures and
the perspectives that are embedded in our
- Buffy Sainte-marie
As cultures come up with new ideas, they
develop language components to express those
ideas. The reverse is also true, the limits of a
language can define what is expressible in a
culture (that is , the limits of a language can
prevent certain concepts from being part of a
As a means of communicating values,
beliefs and customs, it has an important
social function and fosters feelings of group
identity and solidarity. It is the means by
which culture and its traditions and shared
values may be conveyed and preserved.
Philippine is compose of more then 100 ethnic groups and tribes.
Although the various people groups that live in the Philippines have similar cultures, there
are many small language groups
Like most tribal groups, language is the chief distinguishing feature within their culture.
Although many of the groups speak a language from the same family, their particular
dialects may not be understood by neighboring tribes.
Tribal groups living in the Philippines are farmers.
The principal crops are wet rice and maize; while vegetables, tobacco, and coffee are
grown as secondary crops.
Domestic animals such as dogs, goats, and chickens are also raised on the farms.
Bicolanos are people who live in the southeastern peninsula of Luzon, now
containing the provinces of Camarines, Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, and
Their language is referred to as Bikol or Bicolano.
The Bicolano language is very fragmented, and its dialects are mutually
incomprehensible to speakers of other Bicolano dialects.
The Bicolano culture is primarily noted for the prominent use of Chili
peepers and coconut milk in its food
Ilocano people refers to the dominant ethnic group from the northern part of
the Philippines and is considered the third largest Filipino ethno linguistic
The term “Ilocano” was derived from the words “I” (from) and “Iooc” (bay),
which when combined means “People of the bay.
Ilocanos are known for being hardworking, appreciative, simple and
determined. However, they are also known as stingy or “kuripot”
Five former Philippines Presidents were Ilocanos.
The Warays are descendants of the Austronesian-speaking immigrants who
came to the Philippines during the Iron Age.
The Warays are an ethno linguistic group of people geographically inhabiting
in the islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran - referred to as the Eastern Visayas
In 1521, the Warays were the first Filipinos to be sighted by Europeans under
the leadership of Ferdinand Magellan.
The Waray language belongs to the Visayan language family and is related
to Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Masbateño.
Product finest native Philippine wines, called Pangasi and Tuba
Cuyunon refers to an ethnic group populating Cuyo, northern and central
The Cuyunons are originally from Cuyo, and the surrounding Cuyo Islands,
a group of islands and islets in Sulu Sea, to the north eastern of Palawan.
They are considered an elite class among the hierarchy of native
The first Miss Philippines and first Ambassador to Vietnam is Miss Trinidad
Rodriguez Fernandez, a Cuyunon.
They primarily live in the Visayas and north Eastern Mindanao.
Several linguistic groups in the Philippines are primarily of Bisaya descent.
More than 40% of Filipinos have Visayan ancestry
Blessed Pedro Calungsod was martyred
The three former Philippine Presidents are Bisaya
Ability to speak two languages
It may be acquired early by children in regions where
most adults speak two languages.
opportunity to experience two cultures
greater tolerance and less racism
greater access to different culture
more opportunities to work
understanding of your native language
1.Parent-child relationship closer and enables parents to pass on part
of their own heritage to their child.
2.Bridge builders between different language communities.
Raised self esteem
Security in identity
the concept of knowing more than one languages.
Multilingual education is mostly practiced in two ways:
• access to multiple languages and cultures
• if you learn languages at an early age, you
learn them easier
• larger language sensitivity
• you learn easier in general
• polyglots function better
• if the parents does not speak a language fluently, the child will copy
the language offered is not always rich and varied enough
children with a language disorder may have extra trouble learning
more than one language