The Waray-Waray language, also known as Samar-Leyte Visayan, is spoken by approximately 3 million people in the Philippines. It is the third most-spoken native language in the country, after Tagalog and Cebuano. Waray-Waray is a member of the Visayan language family, which includes other languages such as Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Masbateño.
Waray-Waray is spoken primarily in the provinces of Samar and Leyte, as well as the island of Biliran. It is also spoken in small pockets of the provinces of Masbate, Southern Leyte, and Eastern Samar. The Waray-Waray dialect of Biliran is spoken in a slightly different dialect from the Samar and Leyte varieties.
The Waray-Waray language is closely related to other Visayan languages, and is thought to have originated from a common ancestral language. Waray-Waray has also been influenced by other languages, such as Tagalog, Spanish, and English.
Waray-Waray is written in the Latin alphabet, and has its own unique set of letters and letter combinations. There is no standard spelling for Waray-Waray words, and different writers may spell the same word in different ways.
The Waray-Waray language is an important part of the cultural identity of the people who speak it. It is a rich and expressive language, with a wide variety of dialects and regional varieties. Waray-Waray is a living language, and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of its speakers.