Search the complete text of Kaufmann's 1934 Visayan-English Dictionary.
This web page can be used to look-up entries in John Kaufmann's Visayan-English Dictionary (Kapulúñgan Binisayá-Ininglís).
The entire dictionary has been digitized, with the following editorial changes.
No further changes to the original content have been made.
You can search this dictionary in three ways.
In all search modes, you can use wildcards. Use a star to represent a range of letters you don't know, for example, type
sea* to find all words starting with sea. Type
l???p to find all five letter words starting with an l and ending with a p.
Cross references in the dictionary are hyperlinks, and can be used to quickly go to the head word referenced to.
Sometimes, current spelling includes a y between two vowels, where this dictionary does not. Instead of siyempre, just write siempre.
When searching for the Hiligynon equivalent of an English word, you may have many matches in the example sentences. Don't worry, they are a great opportunity to learn!
For some grammar hints, search for prefix* and suffix* in this dictionary.
Most cross-references are already made into hyperlinks. However, you can also select a word, and drag it into the search box with most browsers.
For lovers of statistics: this dictionary contains 23557 entries, 191698 Hiligaynon, 433504 English, and 2823 Spanish words. The original dictionary has 1036 pages, and the master database file is 4.43 megabytes.
Madámù nga salámat to the dedicated volunteer proofreaders for making this on-line dictionary possible! Please help making more Philippine works (including dictionaries) available online by proofreading at Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders in the US or Canada.
Kaufmann's Visayan-English Dictionary is one of the best dictionaries ever written for the Hiligaynon language, which is spoken on the Island of Panay and in Negros Occidental. This dictionary of over 1000 pages was first published in 1934 in Iloilo, and is now extremely scarce.
To lookup a word in Hiligaynon, simply type it into the search box. If you are not sure about the spelling of the word, you can use a question mark (?) for a single unknown letter, or a star (*) for a sequence of letters. If you cannot find a word at first, try using stars before or after it.
The search ignores accents and automatically matches "u" with "o" and "i" with "e".
Please note that this database may still contain some errors. if you encounter an error, please notify us.
Please do no try to harvest all words in this dictionary with a robot. You will waste bandwidth, and won't get you the best available data. If you need the entire dictionary in one file, please ask the webmaster. Since the author, John Kaufmann, died in 1942, the dictionary is in the Public Domain in the Philippines.
We also have a printable PDF file, which is 4.5 megabytes, and fills 539 pages of A4 size paper.