There are two official languages in the Philippines, Filipino and English. First of all, it should be known that Filipino is the Philippines ' national language. A Philippine citizen is also called Filipino, although some people use the word Pilipino from Pilipinas, the local language name of the nation. Ethnologists, on the other hand, together with Filipino and English, classify Tagalog as one of the Philippines ' main languages.
The Philippines, with several ethnic and immigrant communities, is a diverse country. 183 languages and dialects are being spoken in the country right now. Of the estimated population for 108.2 million in the Philippines in 2019, 45 million speak Filipino.
The Filipino language's development history is complex. It is officially the standard version of Tagalog, the language mainly spoken in Luzon, the Philippines ' main island. Many people of the Philippines are bilingual and multilingual.
To understand Filipino's development as a language, it is necessary to know its origin. Tagalog is partly responsible for Filipino's emergence, but it should be noted that the two languages are different in several key areas.
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