Filipino

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A language of Philippines

Population

25,000,000 (2007).

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1987, Constitution, Article 14(6)), not used in all official domains.

Language Use

Widely spoken as L2.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Bible: 1905.
Writing
Latin script. Tagalog script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Primarily based on Tagalog [tgl] with some terminology imported from other regional languages. Christian.