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Tagalog (//, tə-GAH-log; [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.
|Region||Katagalugan; Metro Manila, Parts of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Parts of Mimaropa|
|29 million (2023)|
83 million total speakers (2023)
Official language in
|Philippines (as Filipino)
ASEAN (as Filipino)
Philippines (as a regional language and an auxiliary official language in the predominantly Tagalog-speaking areas of the Philippines)
|Regulated by||Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino|
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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