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BUGTONG-BUGTONG: 10 Filipino Riddles to Test Your Wits



A riddle, or Bugtong in Filipino, is a statement or question, which directly requires a concrete answer or presents a puzzle whose hidden meaning has to be deciphered. The oldest preserved riddle is from ancient Mesopotamia, where it was inscribed in a Sumerian clay tablet from Lagash (B.C. 2350). (more information on the history of riddles at https://www.word-grabber.com/letters-and-words/history-of-the-riddle)


Here are 10 Filipino riddles for you to test your wits. Can you decipher them all (without the help of Google, of course)?








Doing well so far? Answers for all the riddles are at the bottom of the page.







So how did you fare? How many did you get? Share this with your family, friends, and loved ones and don't forget to use the hashtag #BuwanNgWika!


Answers:

  1. Kandila

  2. Mga Mata

  3. Anino

  4. Paru-paro

  5. Mga daliri

  6. Unan

  7. Bibig

  8. Aso

  9. Saranggola

  10. Sampalok

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