Did you know that the English word calamondin, which refers to the Philippine lime (popularly known as calamansi in the Philippines), comes from the Kapampángan language? It was International Lime Day earlier this month, so here’s the Kapampángan word for the Philippine lime or calamansi!
KALAMUNDING • (kuh-luh-moon-DING)
calamansi, calamondin, Philippine lime (Citrus × microcarpa)
Tagálog (Filipino): kalamansî
An English Word of Kapampángan Origin
Did you know that the English “calamondin” which refers to the Philippine lime (Citrus × microcarpa), popularly known as calamansi in the Philippines (from Tagálog kalamansî), comes from its Kapampángan name “kalamunding”?
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