Tagalog language

Tagalog (/təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/, tə-GAH-log;[2] locally [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]; Baybayin: ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔) 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.[3][better source needed][4][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.

Tagalog
Wikang Tagalog
ᜏᜒᜃᜅ᜔ ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔
Pronunciationlocally [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]
Native toPhilippines
RegionManila, Southern Tagalog and Eastern Central Luzon
EthnicityTagalog
Native speakers
28 million (2022)[1]
82 million total speakers (2022)[1]
Early forms
Standard forms
Dialects
  • Bataan
  • Batangas
  • Bulacan
  • Lubang
  • Manila
  • Marinduque
  • Tanay–Paete (Rizal-Laguna)
  • Tayabas (Quezon)
Latin (Tagalog/Filipino alphabet),
Philippine Braille
Historically Baybayin
Official status
Official language in
 Philippines (in the form of Filipino)
Recognised minority
language in
 Philippines (Regional language; apart from national standard of Filipino)
Regulated byKomisyon sa Wikang Filipino
Language codes
ISO 639-1tl
ISO 639-2tgl
ISO 639-3tgl
Glottologtaga1280  Tagalogic
taga1269  Tagalog-Filipino
Linguasphere31-CKA
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.


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