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|Waray - Waray|
|Binisaya, Samarenyo, Samar-Leyte, Binisaya nga Winaray|
|Region||Eastern Visayas (entire Samar and northeastern portions of Leyte province), eastern parts of Biliran and some parts of Masbate and Sorsogon|
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5th most spoken native language in the Philippines
|Dialects||Waray, Samar-Leyte, Northern Samar|
Official language in
|Regional language in the Philippines|
Commission on the Filipino Language|
Historically regulated by the Sanghiran san Binisaya ha Samar ug Leyte
Areas where Waray-Waray is spoken
Waray-Waray (also Waray, Binisaya and Samar-Leyte)[full citation needed] is the fifth most spoken native language of the Philippines, specific to the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and in the north-east of Leyte Island (surrounding Tacloban). The name comes from the word often heard by non-speakers, "waray" (meaning "none", "nothing" or "not"), in the same way that Cebuanos are known in Leyte as "mga Kana" (after the oft-heard word "kana", meaning "that", among people speaking the Cebuano language).[not verified in body]
However, print media in this language are rare because most regional newspapers are published in English. The language is also used in the Eucharistic celebrations or Holy Masses in the Roman Catholic Church in the region. Bibles published in Waray-Waray are also available.
The language of Waray-Waray has borrowed vocabulary extensively from other languages.[which?] These words are being adopted to fill lexical gaps of the recipient language. Spanish colonialization introduced new systems to the Philippine society.
- Waray - Waray at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Philippine Census, 2000. Table 11. Household Population by Ethnicity, Sex and Region: 2000
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Waray (Philippines)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Ethnologue. SIL International.
- Dictionary English Waray-Waray/Tagalog (2005) by Tomas A. Abuyen, National Book Store, 494 pp., ISBN 971-08-6529-3.
|40x40px||Winaray edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
|40x40px||Wikivoyage has a phrasebook for Waray-Waray.|
- Radyo Waraynon - Waraynon Internet Radio Station
- Waray Museum Blog featuring Waray literature
- Online Lineyte-Samarnon (Waray)-English Dictionary (also with Videos, Photos, Music, News, Local Destinations)
- Waray lessons
- Bansa.org Waray Dictionary
- Waray dictionary, literary database & teaching resource
-  - with Bicol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon &c. cognates and some Proto-Malayo-Polynesian etymologies
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