Philippine dialect Tausug spoken by Pinoy actor Nash Ang in Korean series ‘Arthdal Chronicles’

  • Nash Ang confirmed that he delivered a Tausug line on the 8th episode of the Korean series
  • The Arthdal Chronicles production team asked him to translate some dialogues to Tausug
  • His family actually helped in translating the dialogues

Did you also notice that a Philippine indigenous dialect was spoken in the ongoing Korean series “Arthdal Chronicles” on Netflix?

If you did, well, you did not hear it wrong!

Image by Nash Ang via Facebook

It was really a Philippine dialect and there’s more to it — it was actually delivered by Filipino actor and filmmaker Nash Ang, who confirmed that the featured line was spoken in Tausug.

“So some Arthdal Chronicles viewers just noticed that one of the indigenous languages from the Philippines is featured in this Korean drama. Tausug is one of the languages spoken by Wahan tribe,” Ang said on Facebook last June 30.

“Kaunahan tara isa kuma-on. Iban binug-tubig,” said Ang’s nameless character as he asked for food and water on the start of the series’ 8th episode.

In an interview, Ang revealed that he was asked by the Korean drama’s production team to translate some of the dialogues to indigenous languages from the southern part of the Philippines.

“Luckily, my family came from Mindanao and speaks Tausug and Yakan,” Ang said.

“I had my mother and relatives translate the lines because the conversations are deep. They were memorized by the Korean actors,” the Filipino artist added.

Ang has been posting about his filming journey on the show on his Facebook page. He even had the opportunity to meet, up close, the show’s lead actor — Song Joong-ki.

Image by Nash Ang via Facebook

“Kahit I often portray small roles, I’m still thankful kasi that’s more than enough opportunity for a Pinoy to be part ng Korean entertainment. Isipin mo may nagtatagalog pala sa Korean drama,” Ang said on one of his posts on Facebook last June.

Crossed fingers to that! Hopefully, next time we will hear some Filipino lines in a Korean series.

Image by Nash Ang via Facebook

Ang, a multi-awarded filmmaker and social entrepreneur based in Seoul, has been involved in some efforts to bring Filipino culture in South Korea.

Recently, he launched the Pinoy Store app and the Korea Pinoy International Film Festival in Seoul.