- According to reports, the Philippines has around 120 languages spoken. The official language, Filipino, is a standardized variant of Tagalog used in formal education across the country. You might be wondering how the word Filipino got derived? Tagalog was the official and native language of the Philippines until 1937 when Filipino replaced it.
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1 day ago · In 1935, the Philippine constitution designated English and Spanish as official languages, but mandated the development and adoption of a common national language based on one of the existing native languages.
- 28 million (2022), 82 million total speakers (2022)
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1 day ago · Other Philippine languages in the country with at least 1,000,000 native and indigenous speakers include Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Waray, Central Bikol, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Chavacano (Spanish-based creole), Albay Bikol, Maranao, Maguindanao, Kinaray-a, Tausug, Surigaonon, Masbateño, Aklanon and Ibanag.
Feb 22, 2023 · Tagalog is the primary local language of Manila, and this dialect is often called “Filipino.” English is almost universally spoken as a second language. Many people migrate to Manila from other regions, bringing with them other Philippine languages like Cebuano and Ilocano.
Feb 25, 2023 · The basis for the Philippine national language is Tagalog, which had primarily been spoken only in Manila and the surrounding provinces when the Commonwealth constitution was drawn up in the 1930s. That constitution provided for a national language, but did not specifically designate it as Tagalog because of objections raised by representatives ...