Filipino language facts for kids

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Filipino
Native to Philippines
Language family
Austronesian
Writing system Filipino alphabet (Latin script)
Official status
Official language in  Philippines
Regulated by Commission on the Filipino Language
(Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino)

Filipino is a form of the Tagalog language. It is the national language of the Philippines. About one third of the people in the Philippines speak Tagalog as a first language.

Filipino is used as the formal name of Tagalog. Sometimes it even means the same thing. It is usually called Tagalog in the Philippines and among Filipinos to show that it is different from other Philippine languages.



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