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Quiz about Do you know the Kinaraya language
Quiz about Do you know the Kinaraya language

Do you know the Kinaray-a language Quiz


This quiz is aimed at testing how much you know about the Kinaray-a language. In this quiz, the schwa vowel will be presented by this letter - Ә (ә), to give a more accurate representation of the language`s sound and the language itself.

A multiple-choice quiz by RDXD. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
RDXD
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
356,405
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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158
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Philippine Kinaray-a language is mainly spoken on what Philippine island? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Kinaray-a language shares the Philippines' sixth largest island with one of the country's largest languages with over 7 million speakers spread on several other Philippine islands. What is the name of this language? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Kinaray-a is the majority language in which of the following Philippine provinces? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. On what Visayan language subgroup is Kinaray-a included? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. When you don't understand what a person is talking and you want to ask the person "What does it mean?" in Kinaray-a, which of the following sentences will you most likely use? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. You are going to visit your friend's house. A sign board on their gate has the inscription "Mag-andam sa ayam". What will you most likely do after reading it - assuming you understood the inscription? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A delicacy in the area known as "Marәgbas" is consumed by a lot of people either raw or cooked. "Marәgbas" is actually what kind of food? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Panay Island has a variety of cuisines. One is boiled and seasoned black beans with either beef, pork, fish, or chicken and other veggies. The common name of this black beans in Kinaray-a, as well as in other languages of Panay, is known as? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. When you want to greet someone "Good day!" in Kinaray-a, what should you say? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is one of the only four UNESCO declared heritage churches in the Philippines that is the only one in both Visayas and Mindanao and is located in a Kinaray-a speaking area. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Philippine Kinaray-a language is mainly spoken on what Philippine island?

Answer: Panay

The Kinaray-a language is a language native to the island of Panay. It shares the island with two other major languages and at least two other smaller languages.

The speakers of this language are called Karay-a(s). The schwa vowel of this language sets it apart from a lot of other Philippine languages.
2. The Kinaray-a language shares the Philippines' sixth largest island with one of the country's largest languages with over 7 million speakers spread on several other Philippine islands. What is the name of this language?

Answer: Hiligaynon

Hiligaynon is one of the main languages of the Philippines and considered as a Regional Language in the country. It is spoken in the islands of Panay, Masbate, Guimaras, Negros, and some parts of Mindanao.

Hiligaynon has a lot of loan words from Kinaray-a while Kinaray-a also has sizeable number of loanwords from Hiligaynon. Speakers of kinaray-a can almost always understand Hiligaynon but most Hiligaynon speakers cannot understand Kinaray-a.
3. Kinaray-a is the majority language in which of the following Philippine provinces?

Answer: Antique

The province of Antique is the only province in the Philippines with mostly Kinaray-a speakers. All the towns of the province speak Kinaray-a.

Another province with a very large number of Kinaray-a speakers is Iloilo. Most Iloilo towns speak several dialects of Kinaray-a but Iloilo City (its capital), its surrounding towns, and the northern part of the province speaks Hiligaynon almost exclusively. Other provinces with sizeable Kinaray-a speakers are Capiz and Guimaras.
4. On what Visayan language subgroup is Kinaray-a included?

Answer: Western Visayan

The Kinaray language is under the Western Visayan subgroup. Other members of this subgroup are Cuyonon, Malaynon, Akeanon, Inonhan, Ratagnon, and Caluyanon.
5. When you don't understand what a person is talking and you want to ask the person "What does it mean?" in Kinaray-a, which of the following sentences will you most likely use?

Answer: Ano ra kunsayuron?

"Ano ra kunsayuron?" means "What does it mean?"

"Ano ra dara mo?" means "What are you carrying?"

"Ano ginakaәn mo?" means "What are you eating?"

"Bәkәn ti amo kaja?" means "It's not this one?"
6. You are going to visit your friend's house. A sign board on their gate has the inscription "Mag-andam sa ayam". What will you most likely do after reading it - assuming you understood the inscription?

Answer: Don't go in but call for somebody inside the house to escort you

"Mag-andam sa ayam" actually means "Beware of dogs". Ayam is dog in Kinaray-a, while it is ido in Hiligaynon.
7. A delicacy in the area known as "Marәgbas" is consumed by a lot of people either raw or cooked. "Marәgbas" is actually what kind of food?

Answer: Fish fry

"Marәgbas" are small fries of a specific fish in the area that remains small, about 1 inch to 2 inches long. When buying this, usually the sizes are uniform. Sometimes, small shrimp impurities are mixed with marәgbas.

One of the most popular ways of cooking it is by mixing it with beaten eggs and frying it.
8. Panay Island has a variety of cuisines. One is boiled and seasoned black beans with either beef, pork, fish, or chicken and other veggies. The common name of this black beans in Kinaray-a, as well as in other languages of Panay, is known as?

Answer: Kadios

Kadios is the black bean, especially when dry.

Monggo is either yellow or green.

Tauri is somewhat light cream to light yellow green in color.

Hantak can either be plain reddish brown to mottled grey and brown color.
9. When you want to greet someone "Good day!" in Kinaray-a, what should you say?

Answer: Mayad nga adlaw

"Mayad nga adlaw" means "Good day".

"Mayad nga pamanaw" means "Have a safe trip".

"Mayad kaw kanakәn" means "You're good to me".

"Mayad lang nga panipal ah" means "Have a fair game".

"Mayad" means good while bad is "Kadә" or "Bәkәn ti mayad".
10. What is one of the only four UNESCO declared heritage churches in the Philippines that is the only one in both Visayas and Mindanao and is located in a Kinaray-a speaking area.

Answer: Miag-ao Church, Miag-ao Iloilo

The Miag-ao Church is called Miag-ao Fortress Church. The full official name of this church is Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church (Saint Thomas of Villanova Church). It is a baroque inspired church which infused the local culture in its artworks and design. It is located atop the hill in the town proper of Miag-ao, a predominantly Kinaray-a speaking municipality of Iloilo.

Other churches mentioned are also very old churches in the island of Panay, especially in its southern coast.
Source: Author RDXD

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