Talibatab | @kapampangan.words


It was International Bat Appreciation Day last week! How do you say “bat (animal)” in your language?

TALIBÁTAB • (tuh-li-BAH-tuhb)
bat (flying mammal)
Tagálog: paníkì

One of the Largest Bat Species in the World:
Giant golden-crowned flying fox
(Acerodon jubatus)
an endangered species of megabat endemic to the Philippines. It is one of the largest bat species in the world (weighing up to 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb) and has the longest documented forearm length of any bat species (at 215 mm / 8.5 in). Big bats such as these are called kabag in Kapampángan. Around the Kapampángan region, they are commonly found towards the Zambales Mountains to the west.

KABAG • (kuh-BUHG)
large fruit bat
Tagálog (Filipino): kabág

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