Filipino language

national and official language of the Philippines

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.

Native toPhilippines
Filipino alphabet (Latin script)
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byCommission on the Filipino Language
(Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino)
Language codes
ISO 639-2fil
ISO 639-3fil
Young man speak Filipino

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

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