Tagalog/Appendix B< Tagalog
This is a list of country names in Tagalog. Many countries (bansâ, similar to bangsa in Malay and Indonesian) have corresponding names in Tagalog, which are mostly derived from Spanish and spelled according to Tagalog spelling conventions, and which are pronounced as they would normally be in Spanish. Some countries meanwhile have native Tagalog equivalents, and others are borrowed from English, but spelled according to Tagalog conventions and whose pronunciation would be similar to their Spanish counterparts. Still other countries meanwhile don't have names in Tagalog, and as such use their English names.
Tagalog country names are not encountered colloquially, where English names are commonly used. However, they are used in formal documents, correspondence, speech and literature written in Tagalog.