The Languages of the Philippines

Tagalog is the most spoken language in the Philippines and located in Central Philippines around the capital of Manila. It was used as basis for the creation of Filipino. Around 25% of the people speak this Austronesian language. Since Tagalog was also spoken in the region, where European colonists and traders got in touch with the indigenous people, it was vastly influenced by Chinese, English, Sanskrit and Spanish. Continue reading The Languages of the Philippines