Welcome to Binubolinao.org
This is the only section in Binubolinao.org
that will be written in English.
Welcome everyone. This website
is dedicated to the Bolinao Language, Binubolinao. Binubolinao
is part of the lives and culture of the people of Bolinao
and the neighboring islands of Kabaruyan and Santiago.
Today, Tagolog is being emphasized
as the spoken language in all areas of the Philippines and
is currently the standard curiculum in schools. This is
very noticiable with the children and students in Bolinao.
This creates a concern that Binubolinao may not be continued
by the younger generation.
In addition, there are no books that teach Binubolinao and
there is no dictionary. Though there is a phrasebook available,
it is mainly to assist with speaking in Tagalog, Ilocano
and English. There is also a story book, Tarúman
Nin Bolinao that is currently out of print but maybe available
in the used book market of the internet.
The main focus of this website
is to collect words in Binubolinao in order for us to study
the language and teach those who are interested in learning
it. When we have collected enough words, we will then produce
a Binubolinao Dictionary. We would also like to include
folktales, folksongs, superstitions, riddles and nursery
rhymes in the dictionary.
We have also created a Facebook
page called Binubolinao
where we will be able to create a place for us to speak
in Binubolinao. We will be able to write about our experiences
that include where we have been and where we are now. We
would also like to indicate where the all the people are
that know how to speak Binubolinao around the world.
If you would like to help with
the Binubolinao.net, please write us at
Binubolinao.org and let us know your comments
“ It is up to us
to continue the language of Binubolinao.”