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Problem Statement


In the first half of the 20th century, around the time that Tagalog became the national language of the Philippines, a standardized alphabet was introduced to be used in Tagalog school books (since then, the national language has changed to a hybrid "Pilipino" language, as Tagalog is only one of several major languages spoken in the Philippines).

Tagalog's 20-letter alphabet is as follows:

a b k d e g h i l m n ng o p r s t u w y

Note that not all letters used in English are present, 'k' is the third letter, and 'ng' is a single letter that comes between 'n' and 'o'.

You are compiling a Tagalog dictionary, and for people to be able to find words in it, the words need to be sorted in alphabetical order with reference to the Tagalog alphabet. Given a list of Tagalog words as a String[], return the same list in Tagalog alphabetical order.



Method signature:String[] sortWords(String[] words)
(be sure your method is public)


-Any 'n' followed followed by a 'g' should be considered a single 'ng' letter (the one that comes between 'n' and 'o').


-words will contain between 1 and 50 elements, inclusive.
-Each element of words will contain between 1 and 50 characters, inclusive.
-Each character of each element of words will be a valid lowercase letter that appears in the Tagalog alphabet.
-Each element of words will be distinct.


Returns: {"abakada", "ako", "alpabet", "tagalog" }
The tagalog word for "alphabet", a Tagalogization of the English word "alphabet", the name of the language, and the word for "I".
Returns: {"alab", "alak", "alam", "anim", "ano", "ang" }
A few "A" words that are alphabetically close together.
Returns: {"kaniya", "ikaw", "ito", "iyon", "niya", "siya" }
Common Tagalog pronouns.
Returns: {"baka", "kaba", "naba", "nipin", "ngipin" }
"ingkigningg" }
{"silangang", "baka", "bada", "silang"}
Returns: {"baka", "bada", "silang", "silangang" }

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This problem was used for:
       Single Round Match 342 Round 1 - Division I, Level One
       Single Round Match 342 Round 1 - Division II, Level Two