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Were Our Schools Wrong About Languages and Dialects?

Contrary to popular belief and our own educational upbringing, Kapampángan is actually a language, and not just a dialect. To differentiate both, let’s first take a look at their definitions. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, a language is: The method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of […]

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Kapampángan Language is “Definitely Endangered” – UNESCO

Kapampángans are killing Kapampángans. Not by guns nor swords, nor weapons of any kind… but by linguicide. It’s easy to observe that Kapampángan parents have consciously decided not to teach the Kapampángan language to their children. You can see it in malls, public spaces, and homes, where parents talk fluently to each other in Kapampángan, […]

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The Kapampángan-Chinese Connection

Are Kapampángans more Chinese than they think? With Kapampángans being the 7th largest ethnic group in the Philippines, you can expect a wide range of cultures and traditions from it’s population of almost 2 million people. We especially have strong cultural ties with the Chinese that the similarities, especially with our facial features, can be […]

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What does a TRADITIONAL KAPAMPÁNGAN home really look like?

Contrary to popular (and even educated) belief, lowland Philippine Christian groups do not share a uniformed culture. In fact, just a glance at a province’s architecture, particularly on residential homes, can tell a lot about the diversity and varying cultures of Filipinos living in the lowlands. From this, we can safely say that the concept […]

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