What’s ‘Home’ in Your Native Language? Join Lamudi’s Celebration of Buwan ng Wika

Maligayang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa! 

Lamudi joins the nation in honoring and promoting the beauty and diversity of the Filipino language. The theme for this year’s celebration is Filipino at Mga Katutubong Wika: Kasangkapan sa Pagtuklas at Paglikha, which coincides with the global celebration of UNESCO: 2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, 2022 International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Agriculture (IYAFA 2022), and 2022 International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. 

The central point of the theme is recognizing how the local language effectively articulates the rich knowledge of local communities about their surroundings.

In celebration of the role language plays in discovery and creativity, Lamudi introduces a social media campaign this August titled KaBalayan: Palawakin Ang Kamalayan Ngayong Buwan ng Wika! Five Facebook users will have the opportunity to win special gifts for participating in the campaign.

The mechanics of the campaign are simple:

  1. Comment your answer to the question in this postAno ang salitang “bahay” sa inyong sariling wika? 
  2. Like and follow Lamudi’s Facebook page.
  3. Tag three people living with you at home.

Lamudi will randomly pick the winners and give away four (4) P500 Puregold e-gift vouchers and one (1) Tableware UV sterilizer. The campaign will run until August 31, 2022.

“Home” in Different Languages Across PH

The beauty of the Filipino language lies in its diversity. In the word “bahay” alone, different provinces across the country have different words for it. Here are some interesting translations:

Abong (Pangasinan)

Locals living in this coastal province in the North call their residence abong. The famous Bahay Kubo song is translated as Alulong Ya Abong. If you’re looking for your dream abong in Pangasinan, consider these well-designed residential communities in the province:

Bale (Pampanga)

For Kapampangans, the word for home is bale. Interestingly, the Culinary Capital of the Philippines hosts food houses with bale on their names, namely Bale Capampangan and Bale Dutung. If you’re looking for a well-built home in Pampanga, include these subdivisions in your options:

Harong (Bicol)

While some parts of Bicol use balay to refer to the home, others call it harong. The Christmas dramatic ritual panunuluyan, which tells the story of Mary and Joseph searching for a place to stay in Bethlehem, is known as “panharong-harong” in Bicol, as it literally means going from house to house. Bicolano property seekers can find plenty of tight-knit neighborhoods in the region. Here are some of Lamudi’s top picks:

Panimalay (Leyte)

One of the popular terms for the home in Leyte is panimalay. Just like other real estate hotspots in the Philippines, this province in Eastern Visayas is home to family-friendly communities, which can very well host your next home. Find your next panimalay in these amazing residential enclaves:

Bay (Davao Oriental)

Some Dabawenyos refer to homes as bay. The benefit in living in this paradise-like province is that you get to have unhindered access to the most amazing nature spots, from Dahican Beach and Dahican Surf Resort to Cape San Agustin and Mount Hamiguitan. Find your home in these properties for sale in Davao Oriental.

The Online Journey to Finding the Best Balay

With hundreds and thousands of listings on our portal, Lamudi offers a variety of options for property seekers looking for their next balay. Use the search filters featured on the website to narrow down listing results and find properties that match your must-haves for a home. You can specify your preferred location, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, floor area, land size, and amenity inclusions when searching on Lamudi.

Take advantage of other features as well to know more about the communities you’re eyeing. The Neighborhood Rating and About the Project sections below the actual property listing can give you an overview of the location and development.

As you scour listings on Lamudi, join the celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa by sharing what bahay is in your native tongue. Learn more about Lamudi’s social media campaign here.


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