Filipino / Tagalog Resources

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This Filipino language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources .

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Basic Filipino phrases __ List of useful phrases for a visitor. - From -

Baybayin, The Ancient Script of the Philippines __ "Contrary to the common misconception, when the Spaniards arrived in the islands they found more than just a loose collection of backward and belligerent tribes. They found a civilization that was very different from their own. The ability to read and write is the mark of any civilization and, according to many early Spanish accounts, the Tagalogs had already been writing with the baybayin for at least a century."  An overview of this 'lost' alphabet. - From / Paul Morrow -  

Category:Filipino language __ Index of articles related to Filipino language in Wictionary -

Filipino alphabet __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - 

Filipino language __ "Filipino (formerly called Pilipino) is the national language and one of the official languages of the Philippines—along with English—as designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The language, a member of the Austronesian languages, is a standardized dialect of Tagalog. It is sometimes the generic name for all of several different languages of the Philippines." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -

Filipino language __ General overview, history and links. - From -


Filipino Language __ "The Filipino language is the national language and an official language of the Philippines, having been so designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution."  History, overview and resources. - From -

Filipino language - Academic Kids __ An introduction to the Filipino language for middle grades.  Many embedded links to related subjects. - From -  

Filipino language, alphabet and pronunciation __ "Filipino has been the national language of the Philippines since 1957. It is based on Tagalog but also includes elements from the other languages of the Philippines, such as Bisaya, Ilongo, Cebuano and Ilokano, and from Spanish, English and Chinese." An overview along with links to additional resources. - From -

The Filipino Language - Bonding A Nation And Its People __ An essay about the Filipino language and its relationship to the people. - From -

Filipino Language for Dummies 1 - Greetings __ Video and some phrases for greetings, then move on to Filipino Language for Dummies 2, etc. - From -  

The Filipino language has evolved from many native dialects __ Overview and history plus some links to additional materials. "In 1937 Tagalog was selected as the new Philippine national language. In 1961 Tagalog became known as Pilipino. In 1987 the Constitution of the Philippines, stated that “the national language of the Philippines would be Filipino.” - From -

Filipino - Language Information & Resources __ "Sometimes confused with the Tagalog language from which it is derived, and previously referred to as Pilipino, the Filipino language was not declared the official language of the Philippines until 1987."  An overview - From -

Filipino Language Issues __ A good overview of the Filipino language including resources on where to learn it. - From -


Filipino language learning games __ You will find online games for learning Filipino. Suitable for learners at different stages and levels. - From -

Filipino Language Tagalog Languages... __ "Filipino is the national language and one of the official languages of the Philippines along with English. The language, a member of the Austronesian languages, was primarily based on Tagalog."  A general overview of the Filipino language with embedded links to related topics. - From -

Filipino? Tagalog? Pilipino? __ "The basis for the Philippine national language is Tagalog, which had primarily been spoken only in Manila and the surrounding provinces when the Commonwealth constitution was drawn up in the 1930s."  An answer to the question of what is what? - From -

History Of The Filipino Alphabet __ A very brief overview. - From -     

IPL Kidspace: Say Hello to the World __ Kids can say hello to the world in Filipino then scroll down the page to find other resources. - From KidSpace the Internet Public Library - - Home Page __ "We offer solutions to your Philippine language and linguistics needs. maintains an extensive network of professional translators and teachers on major Philippine languages." While a commercial site, there is much to learn from what is free. - From - 

Philippine On-Line Dictionary __ "Please note that this dictionary cannot translate sentences or phrases. It can only look up single words for you. If you enter a phrase, it will attempt to find all words in the phrase." - From bohol.ph


Tagalog language __ "Tagalog ... is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. It is the largest of the Philippine languages in terms of the number of speakers." an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 

Tagalog for Travelers __ Basic words and phrases for shopping, dining, etc, etc. - From - 

Useful Tagalog Phrases __ From everyday greetings to romantic phrases, you can probably find something here. - From - 


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