The language is referred to as "Ilonggo" in Negros Occidental and in Iloilo. More precisely, "Ilonggo" is an ethnoliguistic group referring to the people living in Panay and the culture associated with the people speaking Hiligaynon. The boundaries of the dialect called Ilonggo and that called Hiligaynon are unclear. The disagreement of where what name is correct extends to Philippine language specialists and native laymen.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Yes.- Hu-o. No.- Indî. Thank you.- Salamat. Sorry. - Pasensya/Pasaylo. Help! - Bulig! / Tabang! Delicious!- Namit! Take care.- Halong. Are you mad?- Akig ka? I don't know.- Ambot. That's wonderful!- Námì-námì man (i)nâ!