Kapampangan is spoken mainly on the Philippine island of Luzon
by about 3 million people. It is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian
branch of the Austronesian language family and is also known as Pampango,
Capampangan, Pampangueño or Amanung Sisuan.
Kapampangan was written with a version of the Baybayin
alphabet before the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippines during
the 16th century. Nowadays it is written with the Latin alphabet. It
has also been written with the Kulitan script.
Baybayin alphabet for Kapampangan
Sample text in Kapampangan
Ding sablang tau mibait lang malaya at pante-pante king karangalan
at karapatan. Ila mipagkaluban lang katuliran at konsensiya ay dapat
misaupan king diwang pamikapatiran.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Tower of Babel in Kapampangan
Information about the Kapampangan languages
Online Kapampangan lessons
Online Kapampangan dictionary
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet