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Tagalog (təgä´ləg, tägä´lŏg) or Tagal (tägäl´), dominant people of Luzon, the Philippines, and the second largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines. They number about 16 million. Most of the population is Christian. Tagalog, a Malayo-Polynesian language that had a written standard form before the coming of the Spanish, is the legal national language of the Philippines, where it is called Pilipino.

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TAGALOG

TAGALOG [Stress: ‘ta-GA-log’]. A Malayo-Polynesian language of the Philippines, one of the major indigenous languages, the mother tongue of some 10m Filipinos, and the basis of the official and national language referred to as both FILIPINO or Pilipino. See TAGLISH.

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