Tagalog

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

Ta·ga·log

noun \tə-ˈgä-ˌlg\
plural Tagalog or Tagalogs

Definition of TAGALOG

1
:  a member of a people of central Luzon
2
:  an Austronesian language of the Tagalog people — compare pilipino

Origin of TAGALOG

Tagalog
First Known Use: 1808

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

Tagalog

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any member of the largest cultural-linguistic group in the Philippines. They are the dominant population of Manila and of several provinces near the city. Most are Roman Catholic, and most are farmers; their main cash crops are sugarcane and coconuts. Manila's dominance has given the urban Tagalog economic leadership in the Philippines. The Tagalog language is the basis of Pilipino, the national language.

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