SEAlang Library Hiligaynon Dictionary

About the SEAlang Library Hiligaynon Resources 
Hiligaynon is the 4th most widely spoken language in the Philippines, with more than 8,000,000 speakers.  The SEAlang Hiligaynon dictionary is based on two sources
-- John Kaufmann's Visayan-English Dictionary (Kapulúñgan Binisayá-Ininglís) (1934),
-- Cecile Motus Hiligaynon Dictionary (1971). 
Kaufmann provides nearly 24,000 entries; Motus is smaller (3,600 items) but adds crucial assistance for modern variations.  Kaufmann is particularly valuable for supplying more than 27,000 bitext examples.  Motus provides part-of-speech details, while Kaufmann gives regional usage and etymology notes.
    Both Kaufmann and Motus present problems for unambiguously determining root form / affixed form relations.  Nevertheless, we have extracted them insofar as we can in order to support automated construction of parent/child relations.  Please bear with us as we improve our parsing of the underlying texts.
Search for ako and/or kaako then try the different display settings:
-- self shows the item,
-- self/parent shows the item and its root,
-- family adds other derived and compound forms as well. You can get the whole family by searching for the root as well.
Note also the examples checkbox (in the menu), and buttons:
-- local shows examples that were found under this head.
-- remote shows examples that were found under other heads (shown in bold).

Searches may:
-- include an asterisk -- * -- as a wildcard that matches any number of characters; asterisks may appear in any position. 
-- require matches for both, or either, Hiligaynon text (of the headword), or English text (in the definition).
-- be expanded to return the root form, or of all inflected forms that share the same root.
-- be limited to particular part-of-speech.
-- finally, the English search term can be expanded (default) to include inflected forms (a search for sing matches sings, singing, sang, sung as well).

Special thanks to Jeroen Hellingman and Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders for transcribing the original Kaufmann dictionary.
Copyright notices
Visayan-English Dictionary was published 1934 by La Editorial in Iloilo, Philippines, and is now in the public domain.
Hiligaynon Dictionary was prepared by the Pacific and Asian Linguistics Institute (PALI) of the University of Hawaii pursuant to Peace Corps contract PC 25-1507.  An edition of this work was published as part of the PALI series in 1971 by the University of Hawaii Press.