Filipino language

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Filipino (Wikang Filipino ) is the national language (Wikang pambansa / Pambansang wika) of the Philippines.wikipedia
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Philippine English

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Filipino is also designated, along with English, as an official language of the country. On 22 August 2007, it was reported that three Malolos City regional trial courts in Bulacan decided to use Filipino, instead of English, in order to promote the national language.
English is taught in schools as one of the two official languages of the country, the other being Filipino (Tagalog).

Tagalog language

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It is a standardized variety of the Tagalog language, an Austronesian regional language that is widely spoken in the Philippines.
Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages alongside English.

Austronesian languages

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It is a standardized variety of the Tagalog language, an Austronesian regional language that is widely spoken in the Philippines.
Major Austronesian languages include Malay (Indonesian and Malaysian), Javanese, and Filipino (Tagalog).

Languages of the Philippines

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Tagalog is among the 185 languages of the Philippines identified in the Ethnologue.
The 1987 Constitution declares Filipino as the national language of the country.

Demographics of the Philippines

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As of 2007, Tagalog is the first language of 28 million people, or about one-third of the Philippine population, while 45 million speak Tagalog as their second language.
The most commonly spoken indigenous languages are Tagalog and Cebuano, with 23.8 million (45 million speakers as Filipino)) and 16 million speakers, respectively.

Manila

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The eventual capital established by the Spaniards in the Philippines was Manila, situated in a Tagalog-speaking region.
Maynilà, the Filipino name for the city, comes from the phrase may-nilà, which translates to "where indigo is found."

Commonwealth of the Philippines

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Article XIII, section 3 of the 1935 constitution establishing the Commonwealth of the Philippines provided that:
In 1937, the government selected Tagalog – the language of Manila and its surrounding provinces – as the basis of the national language, although it would be many years before its usage became general.

National language

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Filipino (Wikang Filipino ) is the national language (Wikang pambansa / Pambansang wika) of the Philippines.
The 1973 Philippine constitution hegemonically imposed Tagalog national language at the expense of all other ethnic nationalities in the country and mandated development and formal adoption of a common national language to be known as Filipino.

Pangasinan language

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The four major trade languages were Visayan, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, and Ilocano.
Many Pangasinan are multilingual and proficient in English, Filipino, and Ilocano.

Philippines

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Filipino (Wikang Filipino ) is the national language (Wikang pambansa / Pambansang wika) of the Philippines.
Filipino and English are the official languages of the country.

Philippine Revolution

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The Philippine Revolution (Filipino: Himagsikang Pilipino; Spanish: Revolución Filipina), also called the Tagalog War (Spanish: Guerra Tagala, Filipino: Digmaang Tagalog) by the Spanish, was a revolution and subsequent conflict fought between the people and insurgents of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain - including its Spanish Empire and Spanish colonial authorities in the Spanish East Indies.

Lope K. Santos

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That same year, the Balarílà ng Wikang Pambansâ (Grammar of the National Language) of grammarian Lope K. Santos introduced the 20-letter Abakada alphabet which became the standard alphabet of the national language.
He is best known for his 1906 socialist novel, Banaag at Sikat and to his contributions for the development of Filipino grammar and Tagalog orthography.

Constitution of the Philippines

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Article XIII, section 3 of the 1935 constitution establishing the Commonwealth of the Philippines provided that:
The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino: Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas or Konstitusyon ng Pilipinas, Spanish: Constitución de la República de Filipinas) is the constitution or supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines.

Laguna (province)

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The first dictionary of Tagalog, published as the Vocabulario de la lengua tagala, was written by the Franciscan Pedro de San Buenaventura, and published in 1613 by the "Father of Filipino Printing" Tomas Pinpin in Pila, Laguna. De la Rama said it was the dream of Chief Justice Reynato Puno to implement the program in other areas such as Laguna, Cavite, Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Rizal, and Metro Manila.
A significant portion of the workforce in Laguna can read and speak English and Filipino.

Bulacan State University

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Twelve stenographers from Branches 6, 80 and 81, as model courts, had undergone training at Marcelo H. del Pilar College of Law of Bulacan State University following a directive from the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Bulacan State University (commonly referred to as BulSU or BSU; Filipino: Pamantasang Pampamahalaang Bulacan) is a state-operated institution of higher learning in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines.

Reynato Puno

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De la Rama said it was the dream of Chief Justice Reynato Puno to implement the program in other areas such as Laguna, Cavite, Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Rizal, and Metro Manila.
Reynato Puno y Serrano (Filipino: Reynato Serrano Puno; born May 17, 1940) is the 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Manuel L. Quezon

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Later, President Manuel L. Quezon later appointed representatives for each major regional language to form the NLI.
570 raising the national language elaborated by the institute to the status of official language of the Philippines, at par with English and Spanish, effective 4 July 1946, upon the establishment of the Philippine Republic.

Spanish language

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Spanish served in an official capacity as language of the government during the Spanish colonial period.
But despite a significant decrease in influence and speakers, Spanish remained an official language of the Philippines when it became independent in 1946, alongside English and Filipino, a standardized version of Tagalog.

Kapampangan language

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The four major trade languages were Visayan, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, and Ilocano.
The sulat Wawa system has become the popular method of writing due to the influence of the Tagalog-based Filipino language (the national language) and its orthography.

List of ISO 639-2 codes

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Filipino was presented and registered with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), by Ateneo de Manila University student Martin Gomez, and was added to the ISO registry of languages on September 21, 2004 with it receiving the ISO 639-2 code fil.

Abakada alphabet

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That same year, the Balarílà ng Wikang Pambansâ (Grammar of the National Language) of grammarian Lope K. Santos introduced the 20-letter Abakada alphabet which became the standard alphabet of the national language.
The Abakada alphabet was an "indigenized" Latin alphabet adopted for the Tagalog-based Filipino national language in 1940.

Supreme Court of the Philippines

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Twelve stenographers from Branches 6, 80 and 81, as model courts, had undergone training at Marcelo H. del Pilar College of Law of Bulacan State University following a directive from the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Definite, absolute, and unambiguous interpretation of 92-1 is the prerogative of the Supreme Court in the absence of directives from the KWF, otherwise the sole legal arbiter of the Filipino language.
But for the first time in Philippine judicial history, or on August 22, 2007, three Malolos City regional trial courts in Bulacan will use Filipino, to promote the national language.

Filipino alphabet

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The modern Filipino alphabet, otherwise known as the Filipino alphabet, is the alphabet of the Filipino language, the official national language and one of the two official languages of the Philippines.

Filipino orthography

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Filipino orthography specifies the correct use of the writing system of the Filipino language, the national and co-official language of the Philippines.

Malolos

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On 22 August 2007, it was reported that three Malolos City regional trial courts in Bulacan decided to use Filipino, instead of English, in order to promote the national language.
The majority of the Maloleños (or Malolenyo in Filipino) traces their roots to Tagalog ethnicity although there are also Kapampangan and other ethnicities who migrated to the city.