Tagalog

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A language of Philippines

Population

21,500,000 in Philippines (2000 census). Population total all countries: 24,216,200.

Location

Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro. Also in Canada, Guam, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.

Dialects

Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Lubang, Manila, Marinduque, Puray, Tanay-Paete, Tayabas.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1905.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage. Tagalog script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Used as basis for the development of Filipino [fil]. Christian.