Philippine languages, about 70 to 75 aboriginal languages of the Philippine Islands.They belong to the Indonesian branch of the Austronesian family and are subdivided into two main subgroups—the central (or Mesophilippine) division and the northern (or Cordilleran) division—with a number of other member languages forming smaller groups or remaining unclassified.
Filipino (formerly Pilipino) is based on Tagalog and is the official language of the Philippines. In spite of being the national language, only about 55 percent of Filipinos speak the language. In addition to Filipino are about 111 distinct indigenous languages and dialects, of which only about 10 are important regionally.
Filipino is the major language for cinema and broadcast media, but print media relies more on English. Indigenous languages and dialects There are 13 indigenous languages in the Philippines that each have over one million native speakers.
Oct 15, 2013 · "The number of individual languages listed for Philippines is 185. Of these, 181 are living and 4 are extinct. Of the living languages, 43 are institutional, 70 are developing, 45 are vigorous, 13 are in trouble, and 10 are dying."
Aug 06, 2018 · 6 August 2018. MANILA, Philippines – Gora na mga sisteret!. Blurted Francine in a very casual manner whilst conversing in the beauty salon one afternoon. "Gora na mga sisteret" is a peculiar language for those unfamiliar with the Filipino gay lingo, formerly called swardspeak and nowadays known as bekimon language.
Language List by Country and Place Adapted from Improving the use of translation and interpreting services: A guide to Victorian Government policy and procedures, Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs, 2003. This is not an exhaustive list. Country Language Afghanistan Pashtu, Farsi, Dari, Hazaragi, other Turkic and minor languages
Nov 13, 2008 · Actually, English and Filipino language are widely spoken here. this is because of the Bilingual law which was supposed to be Spanish and Filipino. There are 8 major dialects here in the Philippines which in the time were the choices of the officials to be the National Language. The selection was ased on the number of speakers of the dialect.
In recent years, more and more children, usually from well-to-do families, have struggled with speaking and understanding “Filipino,” the national language based on Tagalog, the most widely spoken of the country’s more than 100 languages and dialects.
Philippine culture is a melting pot of various foreign cultures. Foreign influences are evident in the prevalent use of the English language, in religion (reflecting Spanish influences), and in ...
Aug 01, 2018 · It is no surprise that over this long period of time, the Spanish language made its way into the Filipino dialects. Today it is estimated that about 20% of Tagalog words are Spanish. In fact, the common Tagalog greeting “Kumusta” was derived from the Spanish “Como esta” ( How are you ).