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Ilokano (Ti Pagsasao nga Iloco)

Ilokano or Ilocano (Ilocano: Ti Pagsasao nga Iloco; also Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, Iloco, Ylocano, and Yloco) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines.

An Austronesian language, it is related to such languages as Indonesian, Malay, Fijian, Maori, Hawaiian, Malagasy, Samoan, Tahitian, Chamorro , Tetum, and Paiwan.

The Ilocano people are descended from Austronesian-speaking people from Southern China who traveled to the archipelago via present-day Taiwan. Families and clans arrived by viray or bilog, or "boat". The term Ilocano, as commonly accepted, originates from i-, which denotes "from", and looc, meaning "cove or bay", thus giving them the name "People of the bay." Some modern scholars, however, argue that as far as the Ilocano tradition of giving names to their place of residency is concerned, the i + looc etymology is actually an exonym. These scholars suggest that the term Ilocano comes from "i-", "from", and "lucong", "the flat lands" or "the lowlands". Ilocanos also refer to themselves with the endonym Samtoy, a contraction of the phrase sao mi atoy, meaning "this is our language".

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Ilokano on whatamieating.com

To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Ilokano you may search by any of the following terms:
Asia Asian East Filipino Ilokano Ilocano Ti Pagsasao nga Iloco Iluko Iloco Philippines Phillippines Phillipines South Ylocano Yloco

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in the Philippines may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Filipino''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of aubergine (US: eggplant), choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Ilokano aubergine' and then click on 'Translate from English'

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'Philippines' may help in a successful search.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilokano_language

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