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ako po si April-Joyce Labrador.
Ako po ay bente uno anyos at ako po ipinanganak sa O’ahu,
part of the Central Luzon language family. The largest Sambalic
Tina, Bolinao, and Botolan, with approximately 70,000 (SIL 2000),
1990), and 32,867 (SIL 2000) speakers, respectively. The rest are
languages spoken almost exclusively within various Aeta communities.
a total of around 168,067 speakers of Sambalic languages, spoken
Zambales, Pangasinan, Olongapo, and Tarlac, but also in Bataan, Metro
and Quezon, Palawan.
The Sambalic languages are most closely related to Kapampangan and to an archaic form of Tagalog still spoken in Tanay in the province of Rizal. This has been interpreted to mean that Sambal-speakers originated from that area, later being displaced by migrating Tagalog-speakers, pushing the original inhabitants northward to what is now the province of Zambales, in turn, displacing the Aetas.
Tina (Ethnologue: ISO 639-3: xsb) is a Sambalic language spoken by approximately 70,000 to 75,000 people, primarily in the Zambal municipalities of Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, and Iba, and in the Pangasinense municipality of Infanta in the Philippines; speakers can also be found in Quezon, Palawan.
Classification:Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Central Luzon, Sambalic
Last Updated: November, 2010