With a whopping 183 established languages spoken within its borders, the Philippines ranks as one of the world’s most linguistically diverse countries. Sure, it can’t match the likes of Papua New Guinea’s 800+ languages, but the landscape of the vibrant and diverse Southeast Asian nation is dotted with indigenous languages, many of which are still spoken vigorously. Some are spoken by millions and others by merely thousands, but the fact remains that Filipinos live out their lives in many different languages. One language spoken indigenously by a number of Filipinos is Bolinao.
With an estimated 51,000 to 105,000 native speakers, Bolinao isn’t the biggest language in the Philippine archipelago, but it’s also not the smallest. Ethnologue even records more than 500 monolinguals of Bolinao, indicating that the language stands on fairly sturdy ground. However, bigger and more prestigious languages in the area pose a threat to Bolinao, with most Bolinao speakers also proficient in Pangasinan or Ilocano. That’s one of the reasons it’s so difficult to find Bolinao translation services—but we at TranslationServices.com are different from most translation agencies. We’re passionate about translating minority languages, which is why we’ve build a dedicated translation team for Bolinao.
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Shedding some light on the Bolinao language
You might be wondering where exactly Bolinao is spoken. It’s native to the northern Philippine island of Luzon, the country’s largest island. It’s spoken in the aptly named Municipality of Bolinao, which is nestled in the northwestern tip of the province of Pangasinan. Predictably, Pangasinan is the primary language in the province, even though Bolinao remains important in its municipality.
Bolinao is one of the Sambalic languages, a small family of related Philippine languages native to the provinces of Zambales and Pangasinan. Sambal proper has more native speakers, but Bolinao is a bigger language than Botolan, the other Sambalic language. The Sambalic languages can also be found in communities around the world, especially in the US and Canada, thanks to outward migration by the Sambal people. Bolinao’s grammar differs significantly from English, which can make translation difficult—for example, a Bolinao sentence usually starts with the verb, and the language features multiple words for “we” depending on whether the speaker is including the listener (i.e., “me and you (and maybe others)”) or excluding them (i.e., “me and others but not you”).
Our passion for Bolinao translation knows no limits.
In order to provide high-quality Bolinao translation services you can count on, it’s important that our translators are passionate about their language. We’ve scoured the Municipality of Bolinao to find the region’s top translators, who boast both incredible translation skill and a burning love for their native tongue. Our translators have the skills and experience to offer Bolinao translation services in both directions—i.e., from Bolinao to English and from English to Bolinao—and we’re confident that this flexibility will enable you to access the tailored Bolinao translation services you’re looking for, regardless of your project.
Don’t worry about the type of translation project you have, either, whether it’s business-oriented, academically geared, or literary in nature. We’ve built our team with flexibility in mind, hiring translators who cater to different translation niches, so all you have to do is tell us the type of translation services you’re seeking, and we’ll match you with the Bolinao translator who best suits your needs. What if your text contains technical language that most people wouldn’t understand? No worries—our team is also decked out with subject-matter experts in a range of fields, and we’ll do our best to set you up with the right translator. We can’t guarantee coverage of all niches, but we’re dedicated to flexibility in our Bolinao translation team.
We’re confident that we provide the best Bolinao translation services you can find on the web. Want to give us a try? Just send us a message!