TAGALOG LANGUAGE

 

UNA BULAQUEÑA ni Juan Luna,1895

INTRO 
SITE USE
FOR LEARNERS
Beginning
Intermediate 
Reading Lessons
Tagalog Grammar
FOR TEACHERS
Sample Lesson Plans
Cultural Notes
Language Articles
Sample Language Activities

 FOR KIDS
CULTURE
   FESTIVALS

FEATURES
TAGALOG Word Games
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Pre-Spanish Writing
System

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Bahay Kubo atbp.
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Filipino Games
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For Travelers

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AESOP’s Fables 

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 Folk Literature in English
Translation
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Philippine Literature 
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Ibong Adarna
Tagalog Komiks
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Filipino Folk Beliefs
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This Philippine Language Site was a recipient of the Multilingual Learner Award 2002
Given by the Swedish National Education Agency’s
Multilingual Learner Open Collaborative Project

TAGALOG is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, mostly by people from the Tagalog regions in the main island of Luzon. It is the Lingua Franca in Metro Manila, the national capital region of the country. It also serves as a base for Filipino, one of the two official languages of the Philippines (along with English).

The TAGALOG language has very strong affinity with Malay languages (Bahasa Indonesia/Malay). However, due to more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule over the Philippines, the language has incorporated a significant number of Spanish words and expressions. The language also includes words and phrases that are rooted in English and Chinese.  Read More