Filipino language

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Native to Philippines
Filipino alphabet (Latin script)
Official status
Official language in
Regulated by Commission on the Filipino Language
(Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino)
Language codes
ISO 639-2 fil
ISO 639-3 fil

Filipino is a form of the Tagalog language. It is the national language of the Philippines.[1] About one third of the people in the Philippines speak Tagalog as a first language.

Filipino is used as the formal name of Tagalog. Sometimes it even means the same thing. It is usually called Tagalog in the Philippines and among Filipinos to show that it is different from other Philippine languages.

References[change | change source]

  1. J.U. Wolff, "Tagalog", in the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2006