Tagalog language

Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tagalog (/təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/, tə-GAH-log;[2] [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]; Baybayin: ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages, alongside English.

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Wikang Tagalog
ᜏᜒᜃᜅ᜔ ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔
Native toPhilippines
RegionKatagalugan; Metro Manila, Parts of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Parts of Mimaropa
Native speakers
29 million (2023)[1]
83 million total speakers (2023)
Early forms
Standard forms
  • Bataan
  • Batangas
  • Bulacan
  • Lubang
  • Manila
  • Marinduque
  • Puray
  • Tanay–Paete (Eastern Rizal-Northern Laguna)
  • Tayabas (Quezon)
Official status
Official language in
Philippines (as Filipino)
ASEAN (as Filipino)
Recognised minority
language in
Philippines (as a regional language and an auxiliary official language in the predominantly Tagalog-speaking areas of the Philippines)
Regulated byKomisyon sa Wikang Filipino
Language codes
ISO 639-1tl
ISO 639-2tgl
ISO 639-3tgl
Glottologtaga1280  Tagalogic
taga1269  Tagalog-Filipino
taga1270  Tagalog
Predominantly Tagalog-speaking regions in the Philippines
  Countries with more than 500,000 speakers
  Countries with between 100,000–500,000 speakers
  Countries where it is spoken by minor communities

Tagalog is closely related to other Philippine languages, such as the Bikol languages, the Bisayan languages, Ilocano, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages of Taiwan, Indonesian, Malay, Hawaiian, Māori, Malagasy, and many more.

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