Sambal (Sambali)

Sambal is a member of the Central Luzon branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken in mainly in the Province of Zambales in Central Luzon in the Philippines. Sambal speakers are found in Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig and Iba in Zambales, and also in Infanta in the Province of Pangasinan, and in Puerto Princesa on Palawan. In the year 2000 there were about 70,000 speakers of Sambal.

Sambal is taught in primary schools in Zambales. It is also used in newspapers and on the radio.

Sambal alphabet and pronunciation

Sambal alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text (Lord's Prayer)

Ama mi, maipatnag komon a banal mon kapangyarian. Lomato ana komon an awlon sikay mag-ari. Biyan mo kamin pa-mangan mi sa inawlo-awlo. Inga-rowan mo kami sa kawkasalanan mi bilang pa-nginganga-ro mi konlan nagkasalanan komi tan ando mo kami aboloyan manabo sa tokso. Wamoyo

Sample video in Sambal


Information about Sambal

Central Luzon languages

Abellen, Ambala, Bolinao, Botolan, Hatang Kayi, Sambal

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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