Professional Ilokano Translation and Linguistic Services
Filipino Americans are the second-largest Asian American group in the United States, with 3.1 million individuals residing here, according to the 2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census. Hawaii, California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Virginia and Nevada are the states with the largest Filipino populations. While some Filipinos emigrated to the United States seeking political freedom, many more came hoping to establish a better life with more opportunities for themselves and their families.
Filipinos may speak Tagalog, Ilokano, Spanish, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Visayan languages, Bikolano, and other Philippine languages. Ilokano is spoken as a native language by eight million people, and as a secondary language by two million people. Ilokano is the third most spoken language in the Philippines and is recognized as one of the major languages of the Philippines by the Commission on the Filipino Language.
Filipino Americans tend to have a strong median household income, and are a lucrative target market for many products and services. Filipino Americans have a high educational attainment rate, with 47.9% of all Filipino Americans over the age of 25 possessing a Bachelor’s degree.
When reaching out to Ilokano speakers in either America or the Philippines, accurate, consistent, culturally sensitive translation is a must. At Avantpage, our Ilokano translators understand Filipino language and culture, and are fluent in English. You can be certain that your message –– wording, sentence structure, reading level and terminology –– will be translated accurately, with the high level of attention to detail and quality that Avantpage is known for.