Chavacano

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Chavacano
  • Alternate names: ZAMBOANGUEÑO, CHABAKANO
  • Language code: cbk
  • Language family: Creole, Spanish Based
  • Number of speakers: 292630
  • Script:

Introduction

 creole with predominantly Spanish vocabulary and Philippine-type grammatical
  structure. Davawen Zamboangueño may be extinct. Nearly all Caviten speak Tagalog,
  but many still speak Caviteño. The major language of Zamboanga city. Ermiteño is
   extinct. Literacy rate in first language: 80%. Literacy rate in second
   language: 80%. Used in primary education. Newspapers, radio programs. NT 1981.