Tagalog is spoken by 28 million speakers living in the Philippines either as a first or second language. It is the first language of around a quarter of the population and used as a lingua france throughout the Philippines. The standardised form of Tagalog is Filipino.
Tagalog holiday phrases ordered by topic.
Tagalog has many loan words from Spanish. Obvious examples are the Days and Months in Tagalog which are very similar to the in Spanish.
English loan words also occur frequently during daily use.
It was known as Bohemian in English (until the 19th century) after the region Bohemia, itself taking its name from the tribe Boii.
Tagalog phrases ordered by topic.