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Basic Filipino Language Tutorial


The Sound of the Filipino/Tagalog Language (UDHR & The Creation)


Filipino Tagalog language through English Bangla by Sayed Nuruzzaman


LAnguage Similarities Filipino and Arabic


Filipino Accent Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Filipino is the national language of the Philippines. Filipino is also designated, along with English, as an official language of the country. It is a standardized variety of the Tagalog language, an Austronesian, regional language that is widely spoken in the Philippines. As of 2007, Tagalog is the first language of 28 million people, or about one-third of the Philippine population, while 45 million speak Tagalog as their second language. Tagalog is among the 185 languages of the Philippines identified in the Ethnologue. Officially, Filipino is defined by the Commission on the Filipino Language as "the native dialect, spoken and written, in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region, and in other urban centers of the archipelago."
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  • Background 

  • Designation of a national language 

  • Dissociation with Tagalog 

  • Commemoration 

  • Filipino vs. Tagalog