Spoken L1 Language: Waray (Philippines)

Comments on subclassification

Zorc, R. David Paul 1977

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Waray-Waray (war-war) = 3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Samar, Leyte islands (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f)). Increasing since the second half of the 16th century under Spanish rule, Waray-Waray is native to and widely spoken in the Eastern Visayas Region of the Philippines. Used in daily life and most informal situations.
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