Hiligaynon, also known as Ilonggo, is a language spoken in the Philippines. It is the native language of the people in the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental on the island of Negros, as well as in the southern part of the province of Antique. Hiligaynon is also spoken in the cities of Bacolod and Iloilo.
Hiligaynon is a member of the Western Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian language family, and is closely related to other Philippine languages such as Tagalog, Cebuano, and Waray-Waray.
The Hiligaynon language is written using the Latin alphabet, and has its own unique dialect which is different from other Philippine languages. Hiligaynon is also one of the few Philippine languages that is not tonal.
The Hiligaynon language has been influenced by Spanish, due to the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. Many Hiligaynon words are of Spanish origin, such as eskuela (school) and kuarta (money).
Despite this, Hiligaynon is still a very vibrant and alive language, spoken by millions of people in the Philippines. It is a language with a rich history and culture, and one that is sure to continue to thrive in the years to come.