How many language are there in the Philippines?

How many language and dialects are there in the Philippines?

There are approximately more than 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines which form part of the regional languages group. A few of these languages and dialects are spoken by in islands communities such as Abaknon in Capul island.

Does Philippines have 170 languages?

The country of the Philippines, with a modest population of 85 million, is home to more than 170 languages. Not as much as Papua New Guinea that has approximately 820 languages—but still, 170 is a big number.

Is Filipino a dying language?

According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), the Philippines has 183 living languages—almost 96 percent of which are indigenous. The SIL lists 11 of these as “dying,” while 28 are “in trouble.” Two Aeta languages, Dicamay Agta and Villa Viciosa Agta, are already extinct.

What is mother tongue Filipino or Tagalog?

Tagalog is the mother tongue for nearly 25 percent of the population and is spoken as a first or second language by more than half of all Filipinos. The mandatory teaching of Pilipino in public schools since 1973 and the extensive literature in Tagalog has contributed to its increased use in the popular media.

Is Philippines a bilingual country?

The linguistic situation in the Philippines

The Philippines is a multilingual nation with more than 170 languages.

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