Tagalog is spoken in the Philippines by about 22 million people, it is known as Filipino internationally and is the official language of the Philippines. Tagalog comes under Austronesian languages. Tagalog is derived from taga-ilog, taga usually means "native of" and ilog means "river" thus, taga-ilog means "river dweller". The language uses fragments from Sanskrit, Malay and Javanese. The early archaeological evidence of the use of Tagalog is the Laguna Copperplate Inscription.

Early Filipinos
Early Filipinos
Metro Manila - Ortigas
Fort Santiago

Tagalog is spoken by Filipinos in the Philippines and Filipinos abroad (either native speakers of Tagalog or non-native speakers who studied Tagalog in the Philippines or elsewhere). It contains loanwords from Malay, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, English, and other languages. Tagalog pronunciation can be difficult because of lexical stress and the presence of glottal stops which are normally not written in everyday writing.

Mga Aralín (Lessons) edit

Saligang Tagalog (Basic Tagalog) edit

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean Park

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Tagalog Extra

Appendix A: Mgá Salitáng Binaligtád (Reversed Words) • Appendix B: Mgá Pangalan ng mgá Bansâ (Country Names) • Appendix C: Mgá Salitáng-balbál (Slang) • Appendix D: Mgá Salawikaín (Proverbs) • Appendix E: Common phrasesPhrasebookDictionary

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