"Ilocano" refers to the people and "Iloco" refers to the language but for this series of tutorials we will be using the word "Ilocano" to refer to both the people and the language since this is what most non-Ilocanos know.

I've been trying to learn some foreign languages for the past few years and my quest to become a polyglot has taught me just how much I've taken my native language for granted. I've also met travelers who are quite interested in learning Ilocano so I decided to make a series of tutorials.

It is important to note that there are Ilocano dialects like Samtoy (Sao mi ditoy) which is used in the Ilocos region and Abagatan (Ilocano iti Abagatan) which is used in La Union, Benguet, and Pangasinan. Abra and Cagayan also have their own dialects. Samtoy and Abagatan use the same vocabulary but the primary difference is the pronunciation of  e and o wherein Samtoy tends to be softer compared to the Abagatan dialect. I will try to find a middleground between them when creating audio samples in the future so it won't be hard for you to adjust to the two.