Dayta imahen mo dita sarming  Isu ti kapintasan a daniw ko  Ngem alistuam ta agpukaw  Isun ti maudi Ay-ayaten ka.
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Ilokano poem, translated by & voice Manong Richie

Love poem translated into filipino ilokano. Ilocano (iloco), spoken by 8 million people, mainly in northwest of Luzon, is the third language of Philippines. Because of its importance the ilocano is called (the national language of the north), its epicenter is located in the region of ilocos, where it is considered pure. It is an important language of the Philippines with a written tradition. Perhaps my four verses, will they one day enter in a library, harboring a multitude of works in this idiom!
Philippine poems