Why is Tagalog the official language of the Philippines?

Is Tagalog the official language of the Philippines?

Tagalog was declared the official language by the first revolutionary constitution in the Philippines, the Constitution of Biak-na-Bato in 1897. … Along with English, the national language has had official status under the 1973 constitution (as “Pilipino”) and the present 1987 constitution (as Filipino).

Why is Tagalog language important?

The Tagalog language is important because it is the basis of the Filipino language — a language used officially by Filipinos across the nation, regardless of province or island or whatsoever. … There are many different languages spoken around the world. Sometimes it can create a barrier when trying to communicate.

Is learning Tagalog difficult?

Learning Tagalog is much like learning how to drive. It’s not difficult, it’s just a matter of getting used to it. … Not just to make learning easier and avoid guesswork, but also to learn what people really say in particular situations, and to make good use of your time.

Is Tagalog a dying language?

Not dying. But a lot of other languages in the Philippines have died off because of Tagalog. Many more languages are in the process of being diluted and outrightly extinguished as Tagalog imposes itself on native Philippine cultures.

What is Filipino race?

The majority of the people in the Philippines are of Austronesian descent who migrated from Taiwan during the Iron Age. They are called ethnic Filipinos. The largest Filipino ethnic groups include the Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bicolano, Kapampangan, Maranao, Maguindanao, and Tausug.

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Do Philippines speak English?

The Philippines is recognized globally as one of the largest English-speaking nations with majority of its population having at least some degree of fluency in the language. English has always been one of the official languages of the Philippines and is spoken by more than 14 million Filipinos.

What makes Filipino language unique?

Tagalog and Filipino have distinct differences, such as:



It is stricter in the formation of sentence structures and includes several rules. The rules for Filipino are lesser, sentence structuring is simpler and rules are more lenient. Origin. Tagalog is an ethnic language.

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