Chavacano Biblia

Discover more about the Bible in Chavacano – and read it for yourself.

18And the king called for them and said: What is that you meant to do, that you would save the men children? 19They answered: The Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women: for they themselves are skillful in the office of a midwife; and they are delivered before we come to them. 20Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong.

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Exodus 1:18-20
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About the Chavacano language

Chavacano or Chabacano is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. The word Chabacano is derived from Spanish, meaning “poor taste”, “vulgar”, for the Chavacano language, developed in Cavite City, Ternate, Zamboanga and Ermita. Six different dialects have developed: Zamboangueño in Zamboanga City, Davaoeño Zamboangueño / Castellano Abakay in Davao City, Ternateño in Ternate, Cavite, Caviteño in Cavite City, Cotabateño in Cotabato City and Ermiteño in Ermita. Chavacano is the only Spanish-based creole in Asia. It has survived for more than 400 years, making it one of the oldest creole languages in the world. Among Philippine languages, it is the only one that is not an Austronesian language, but like Malayo-Polynesian languages, it uses reduplication.

About the Chavacano Biblia Translation

This contemporary edition of the Bible has 40 years of faithful translation as its legacy. It was updated to reflect the changes in the modern Filipino language. With larger fonts and easy to understand sentences, it is for Tagalog readers of all ages. These editions have soft- and hardbound covers.

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