Tagalog (//, tə-GAH-log; locally [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]; Baybayin: ) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and as a second language by the majority.[better source needed][better source needed] Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages, alongside English.
|Region||Manila, Southern Tagalog and Eastern Central Luzon|
|28 million (2022)|
82 million total speakers (2022)
|Latin (Tagalog/Filipino alphabet),|
Official language in
|Philippines (in the form of Filipino)|
Philippines (Regional language; apart from national standard of Filipino)
|Regulated by||Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino|
Predominantly Tagalog-speaking regions in the Philippines.
Countries with more than 500,000 speakers
Countries with between 100,000–500,000 speakers
Countries where it is spoken by minor communities
Tagalog is closely related to other Philippine languages, such as the Bikol languages, Ilocano, the Visayan languages, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages of Taiwan, Malay (Malaysian and Indonesian), Hawaiian, Māori, and Malagasy.