The Malay language, along with Philippine languages belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian language family, has also had an immense influence on many languages spoken in the Philippines. This is because Old Malay used to be the lingua franca throughout the archipelago, a good example of this is Magellan's translator Enrique using Malay to converse ...
Filipino is Tagalog-based which means that speakers of Tagalog are speakers of the Philippine national language. Other languages [ edit ] There are approximately more than 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines which form part of the regional languages group.
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The Philippine languages are a proposed group by R. David Paul Zorc (1986) and Robert Blust (1991; 2005; 2019) that include all the languages of the Philippines and northern Sulawesi—except Sama–Bajaw (languages of the "Sea Gypsies") and a few languages of Palawan—and form a subfamily of Austronesian languages.
- English – One of the official languages of the Philippines and is being taught by schools.
- Aklanon or Aklan – A language from Visayas that is native to the province of Aklan in the Island of Panay.
- Asi or Bantoanon – A Visayan language which originated in Banton, Romblon.
- Binol-anon or Boholano Cebuano – A version of the Cebuano language used in the province of Bohol and most parts of Southern Leyte.
- Official National Symbols.
- National Flag. The flag is made of silk and is defined as a white equilateral triangle with three yellow stars in each corner that represents the three island groups; a sun that represents liberty with eight rays that represent the 8 provinces that fought in the revolution; an upper blue stripe that represents peace and justice; and a lower red stripe that represents patriotism and valor but when it’s on the upper side, it signifies a declaration of war.
- National Anthem | Lupang Hinirang. The anthem is composed by Julian Felipe and the poem is adapted from a Spanish poem “Filipina” by José Palma. There are different versions of the song, which includes the American version by Camilo Osias named “Land of the Morning”.
- National Flower | Sampaguita. The sampaguita is also known as the “Arabian Jasmine”. The wite color represents purity, simplicity, humility and strength.
Sep 07, 2017 · Languages and Dialects of the Philippines 10:00:00 PM Philippine dialects , Philippine languages Edit This is a list of languages and dialects of the Philippines. 180 languages or dialects currently listed.
- Tagalog. Tagalog is the only Filipino language that can generally be spoken and understood around almost every part of the country. Mainly spoken in Manila area and neighboring provinces like Batangas, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Cavite, etc.
- Cebuano. Cebuanois the second most spoken native language of Philippines. Majorly articulated in Cebu City and other areas like Butuan, Mindanao, Davao, General Santos City and Cagayan de Oro, around 21 million people are presently using it for discourse.
- Ilocano. Ilocano or Ilokanois a blend of several other languages from different countries like Indonesia, Hawaiian, Malay, Tahitian, Samoan and Chamorro of Guam.
- Waray-Waray. Warayis the fifth most spoken regional language of the Philippines. The name waray-waray comes from ‘waray’ means ‘none’ or ‘nothing.’ It is broadly oral in provinces like Biliran, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Eastern Visayas.
Philippine Languages. A collection of Philippine language and dialect dictionaries, cultural notes, folk songs and writings.
- Tagalog. Our national language was based from Tagalog. It is used mainly in Manila Area and nearby provinces such as Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Nueva Ecija, and Laguna.
- Cebuano. Cebuano is the next most spoken language in the Philippines with a total of 21,340,000 Filipinos using it. This is mainly used in Cebu City and some areas in Mindanao, such as Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos City.
- Ilocano. Ilokano or Ilocano is a combination of other languages from other countries such as Chamorro of Guam, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Malay, Samoan and Tahitian.
- Hiligaynon. Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is the language used in Aklan, Antique, Bacolod, Capiz, Iloilo, Panay Islands as well as in North and South Cotabato in Mindanao.