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Good morning in Ilocano

Updated on October 12, 2012


Ilocano in particular is not a hard language to learn. If you have some experience with Spanish, then you will have no hard time learning it.

So what is Ilocano?

Ilocano is a language spoken in the northern part of the Philippines in the island of Luzon. The region where Ilocano is the predominantly spoken language is called the "Ilocos Region."

How to say Good Morning in Ilocano

You are about to learn how to say "Good Morning" in Ilocano.

"Naimbag a bigat."

Here's how you say the word above:


So there you go, good morning in Ilocano.


If you want to be more polite, you can add these words after the word "bigat:"

tata/nana [grandpa/grandma]

papa/mama [father/mother]

manong/manang [older male/older female]

ading [younger person]

You these words to be more polite and also show respect to your elders. Respecting your elders is a must in the Ilocano society.

Learn Ilocano Fast

When I was studying Spanish my teacher always emphasized the need to repeat each word/sentence everyday.

She recommended 25 repititions everyday.

In my opinion this method works because I survived two years of Spanish and consistently got As.

You should follow this method to learn Ilocano fast.

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