The following Philippine linguists have web pages. If you know of any other Philippine linguist's web page not listed here, please let me know.

Richard Benton, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Language politics/policy, Ilocano, Pangasinan.

Loren A. Billings, National Chi Nan University, Puli, Nantou, Taiwan. Tagalog, Central Philippine, Slavic Linguistics.

Philip Davis, Rice University. Website includes papers written on Yogad and Ilokano

Edmundo Farolan and Tony Fernandez. Host Revista Filipina, a magazine devoted to Philippine philology in Spanish and work on Chavacano, the Philippine Spanish Creole.

Steven Fincke, University of California, Santa Barbara. (Bikol, Tagalog)

Michael Forman, University of Hawaii at Manoa. (Kapampangan)

Headland, Thomas. Summer Institute of Linguistics. (Agta- includes bibliography)

Cesar A. Hidalgo. E-mail only. (Ivatan)

Ronald Himes, California State University, San Diego. E-mail only. (N. Phil. Languages)

Nikolaus Himmelmann, University of Bochum and Cologne, Germany. E-mail only. (Tagalog)

Kroeger, Paul. (Information on his Tagalog Book from Cambridge University Press).

Hsiu-chuan Liao. University of Hawaii, Ph.D. candidate. Formosan and Philippine syntax

Jason Lobel. Philippine Language teaching in the United States and BIKOL. Bikol Grammar/Phrasebook.

Curtis McFarland. Waseda, University. E-mail only. (N. Phil. Languages)

Anna MacLachlan. Macquarie University, Australia. (Tagalog)

Malcolm Mintz. Murdoch University. (Bikol. Also specializes in Malay and Indonesian)

Tom Payne. University of Oregon. Fieldwork pictures from the Philippines.

Jean-Paul G. Potet. E-mail only. (Tagalog Grammar and Dictionary for French speakers).

Lawrence Reid, University of Hawaii at Manoa. (Bontok, Ivatan, General Philippine)

Carl Rubino, Australian National University. (Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Chavacano)

Jessie Rubrico.  Cebuano and Pilipino (offers internet Cebuano lessons and Cebuano primer!).

Roberta Ruffolo. Wrote a grammar of Ibaloy as her PhD dissertation from Australian National University. E-mail only.


Map of the 8 major Philippine Languages  *  Political Map of the Philippines


1. Ilocano Web Magazine BURNAY. Spoken in NW Luzon.

2. Ilocano Web portal. (

3. Cebuano daily newspaper (Superbalita). The Philippine language with the most native speakers, spoken in the Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao.

4.  Bikol Daily. A daily newspaper in English and Bicol.

Philippine Interest Sites in English:

1.  List of Philippine vegetables and condiments (with pictures and descriptions). Given by their Tagalog name with an Aklanon equivalent.

2. Philippine Igorot Page. Lots of information and resource links.

3. An Igorot Cookbook. With information about the manhandling of a chicken when making pinikpikan.

4. Ancient Philippine Scripts. From Tagalog/Ilocano to Hanunoo Mangyan.

5. Itneg/Tinguian page. Information about an ethnic group from Abra.

6. Tagalog Homepage. Includes a dictionary, literature, history and beautiful art.

7. Philippine Folk dances. Includes descriptions and references, as well as useful links

8. The Yakans of Basilan Island. Known for their textiles.

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1. - Tanikalang Ginto (Gold Links). Includes historical links and "Pilipino words of the Day".

2. United Filipinos.  Lots of links to Philippine web pages and organizations.

3. Tribung Pinoy. Links to Ken Ilio's pages.

4. Philippine-American Resource Center. Includes articles and a bookshop.

5.  Over 385 links arranged by an index. (Sponsored site)

6. Sponsored site which includes maps and a list of Philippine organizations.

7. Philippine Events in Los Angeles.

Philippine Newspapers in the United States

1. Philippine News.  Weekly U.S. magazine's online edition.

Songs in Philippine Languages

1.  Tagalog Songs. Traditional and modern songs included.

2.  Ilocano Songs. Over 30 traditional folk songs.

3. Rondalla Songs. In English and various Philippine languages.

4. Kapampangan Songs.

Philippine Languages Information Sites


1. Languages of the Philippines. From SIL Ethnologue. Map of major languages.

2. Tagalog homepage. (Also called Pilipino, the national language of the Philippines).

3. Ilocano. (Ilokano, Iloko, Iluko, Samtoy) Includes maps, songs, and books.

4. Bikol links (a language of Southern Luzon, closely related to Tagalog and Waray)

5. Kapampangan Homepage. (a language spoken north of Manila, south of the Pangasinan and Ilocano region which is known for its delicious food). Also visit Ernie Turla's Classic Kapampangan dictionary and Kapampangan songs.

6. Ibanag. Language spoken in NE Luzon, Cagayan Valley. Includes songs, texts and references.

7. Ivatan. Language of the Batanes Islands. Includes proverbs and idioms.

8. Boliano Dictionary. Wonderful site dedicated to Sambalic language of Bolinao. In Bolinao.

9. Visayan Dictionaries. Includes searchable Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Tagalog Dictionaries and information on the Boholano Language.

10. Waray Lessons. Includes PDF files with voice for learning this Visayan language, as well as other downloadable language resources.

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