Translate Waray to Tagalog With These 4 Online Tools

Translate Waray to Tagalog With These 4 Online Tools

Spoken by more than 3 million people, Waray is the dominant language in the northern part of the Leyte and Samar provinces. Learn how to translate Waray to Tagalog with these online translator tools.

(UPDATED6/14/2022) Waray (also known as Winaray and Waray-Waray) is one of the Philippines' twelve official languages. It is the fifth most spoken language in the Philippines and is indigenous to the Eastern Visayas Region (Region VIII).

Waray is also known as Samar-Leyte Visayan, Samareño, Lineyte-Samarnon, Binisayâ nga Winaray, Binisayâ nga Samar-Leyte, and Binisayâ nga Waray. It is widely used in the northeastern part of Leyte, the entire Samar Islands, and some parts of Southern Leyte. In 2015, there were 3.6 million native Waray speakers.

The "standard dialect" of the Waray language is that of Tacloban City (J.W. Lobel: 2006), which is used in television and radio broadcasts.

Meanwhile, Tagalog is the most widely spoken language in the Philippines as the country's de facto official national language. Tagalog is the first language of more than 24 million Filipinos as of 2019, with 45 million Filipinos speaking Tagalog as a second language in 2013, including the Waray people.

It is well known that Waray speakers can communicate fluently in Tagalog. Meanwhile, Tagalog speakers will struggle to converse or understand Waray-Waray, so an online translation tool to learn the meaning of Waray-Waray words in Tagalog's own "salita" is required (words).

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What are the best online tools to translate Waray to Tagalog?

 You may check below for the best online tools to easily translate Waray to Tagalog.


Glosbe provides the easiest way to translate Waray to Tagalog through their archive. You can easily use it by typing the Waray word you want to translate into Tagalog.
Upon searching for an online translator for Waray to Tagalog, it is the first website that will show up in several search engines. According to their website, Glosbe is a community-based project created by people. Anyone can add new entries to its ongoing archive of Waray words or “salita” that can be translated to Tagalog.
You just need to input the Waray word in the search box on Glosbe’s homepage. From there, you can now learn the words or phrases in the Waray language to Tagalog. Its translation sources include Wiktionary, bible translations, and individuals.

Corpora Project

The 3NS Corpora project provides a Waray to Tagalog translator and can be used as a tool for learning other Philippine languages.

According to their website, Corpora Project or 3NS Corpora Project is a database of texts in various languages, collected to preserve literature and language, analyze the structure of the studied languages, and classify texts according to comprehension level for use in mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTBMLE).
Aside from using Corpora as a Waray to Tagalog translator, it also provides translation of other major languages across the Philippines, including Cebuano (Bisaya), Hiligaynon, Inabaknon, and others Chabacano.
To use Corpora Project, you just need to scroll below the search bar for the language you want to translate, and from there, you can start converting Waray words to Tagalog.

Google Translate

Although it only provides a Filipino and Cebuano to Tagalog translation, Google Translate may also be used to translate Waray to Tagalog.
Google Translate is the most common online translation tool you can found on the web. It provides all the necessary translations from several languages, including translating words or sentences from Filipino and Cebuano.
It doesn’t provide an option to translate Waray words into Filipino or Tagalog, but it will automatically detect Waray language as Filipino or Cebuano. To convert Google Translate into a Waray to Tagalog translator, you must use Cebuano as a substitute for Waray-Waray and then select Filipino as the language you wish to be translated.
Afterward, you can start translating Waray sentences, phrases, or words to Tagalog. You can try it here: Waray to Tagalog translator.

Online translation services

 Several websites provide professional online translation services, but it’s much better if you have a friend or a native speaker who will help you learn the Waray language and convert it into Tagalog. You may also message iTacloban through messenger if you need help to translate Waray to Tagalog.
You may also find in this article the basic Waray phrases or words which you can use.

Basic Waray-Waray phrases/words translated to Tagalog

If you need help understanding the most common Waray phrases or words you may encounter online or offline. You may check the table below for its translation in Tagalog and English:

Waray-Waray Phrases

Waray phrases and words Tagalog salita translation English word translation
Maupay nga aga Magandang umaga Good morning
Maupay nga kulop Magandang hapon Good afternoon
Maupay nga gab-i Magandang gabi Good evening
Kumusta ka? Kamusta ka? How are you?
Maupay man, (salamat) Okay lang ako, (salamat) I’m fine, thank you.
Ano it imo ngaran? Ano ang pangalan mo? What is your name?
____ tak ngaran ____ pangalan ko _____ is my name
Hain/Ngain ine dapit? Saan to makikita? Where I can find this?
Tag pira ine? Magkano ito? How much is this?
Alayon Pakiusap Please
Maupay nga nakilala ko ikaw Mabuti at nakilala kita Nice to meet you
Waray sapayan Walang anuman You’re welcome
Maupay, papalita daw Tao po, pabili nga Hello, I would like to buy please
Taga diin ka? Saan ka nakatira? Where do you live?
Diri ako makaintindi hin Waray Hindi ko naiinitindihan ang Waray I can’t understand Waray
Ambot/Diri ako maaram Hindi ko alam I like you
Karuyag ko ikaw Gusto kita I love you
Ginhihigugma ko ikaw Mahal kita I love you
Puydi mangaro hin bulig? Pwede mo ako tulongan? Can you help me?
Ano? Ano? What?
Hain? Saan? Where?
San-o? Kailan? (future) When?
Kakan-o? Kailan nangyari? When did it happen
Kay-ano? Bakit? Why?
Gin-aano? Paano? How?


Waray word Tagalog salita translation English Word translation
Usa Isa One
Duha Dalawa Two
Tulo Tatlo Three
Upat Apat Four
Lima Lima Five
Unom Anim Six
Pito Pito Seven
Wal Wal Eight
Siyam Siyam Nine
Napulo Sampu Ten

Family Members

Waray word Tagalog salita translation English word translation
Amay Tatay Ama
Iroy Nanay Ina
Apoy (nga lalaki) Lolo Grandfather
Apoy (nga babayi) Lola Grandmother
Mano/Kuya Kuya Eldest brother
Mana/Ate Ate Eldest sister
Suhag Pinakamatandang kapatid Youngest child
Urupod Kamag-anak Relatives
Ugangan Biyenan Father in Law/Mother in Law
Bayaw Bayaw Brother in Law
Hipag Hipag Sister in Law
Umagad Manugang Son in Law/Daughter in Law
Patud Pinsan Cousing


This is one of the best methods to learn Waray-Waray if you are a non-Waray speaker by using these online Waray to Tagalog translators. You may also learn the language through other alternatives such as learning it through your Waray friend or relatives and buying a Waray to Tagalog dictionary. 

For simplified access to the said online translation tools, you can try it here:

For a personal translation service, iTacloban will help you translate Waray to Tagalog. Just message us on our Facebook page or Twitter account. —AJ Yes/iTacloban

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