According to linguists, there are around 5,000 languages spoken in today’s world. The Philippines alone has over 170 languages and 4 that have no known remaining speakers. Alarmingly, according to current estimates, only one-tenth of today’s languages will remain by the coming of the 22nd century.
Other languages. There are approximately more than 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines which form part of the regional languages group. A few of these languages and dialects are spoken by in islands communities such as Abaknon in Capul island.
(Source: Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino, Sentinyal Edisyon, 1998) For more details on the languages and dialects in the Philippines, go to
Nov 30, 2016 · Philippines that consists of over 7,000 islands is also a host of around 170 languages + dialects. Isn’t it amazing? At present, Filipino and English are the official language of the country. However, for many centuries and until the early half of the 20th century, Spanish was the official language of the country.
Languages of the Philippines. From SIL Ethnologue. Map of major languages. 2. Tagalog homepage. (Also called Pilipino, the national language of the Philippines). 3. Ilocano. (Ilokano, Iloko, Iluko, Samtoy) Includes maps, songs, and books. 4. Bikol links (a language of Southern Luzon, closely related to Tagalog and Waray) 5. Kapampangan Homepage.
Sep 05, 2016 · Classification of Philippine languages. The term “Philippine language” has been used ambiguously in literature. It is used to refer either to “any language native to the Philippines, without regard to its genetic affiliation” or to “any member of a putative subgroup of Austronesian languages located in the Philippine Islands” (Blust, 1991).
Sep 03, 2019 · The Philippines is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. With 175 native languages (wrongly called “dialects”), it has about 3% of the world’s languages, yet only 0 ...
The Philippines is subdivided into 17 regions – 8 in Luzon, 3 in the Visayas, and 6 in Mindanao. These regions, excluding the ARMM, are not local government units but their existence is primarily for administrative purposes.
This is a list of writing systems (or scripts), classified according to some common distinguishing features.. The usual name of the script is given first; the name of the language(s) in which the script is written follows (in brackets), particularly in the case where the language name differs from the script name.
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