How many major languages are spoken in the Philippines?

There are over 120 languages spoken in the Philippines. Filipino, the standardized form of Tagalog, is the national language and used in formal education throughout the country. Filipino and English are both official languages and English is commonly used by the government.

What are the 8 major languages in the Philippines?

The Philippines has 8 major dialects. Listed in the figure from top to bottom: Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray. The language being taught all over the Philippines is Tagalog and English.

What are the top 3 languages spoken in Philippines?

Here are the top 10 languages used in the Philippines:

  1. Tagalog. Our national language was based from Tagalog. …
  2. Cebuano. Cebuano is the next most spoken language in the Philippines with a total of 21,340,000 Filipinos using it. …
  3. Ilocano. …
  4. Hiligaynon. …
  5. Waray-Waray. …
  6. Kapampangan. …
  7. Bicolano. …
  8. Pangasinense.

Is Filipino a dying language?

Not dying. But a lot of other languages in the Philippines have died off because of Tagalog. Many more languages are in the process of being diluted and outrightly extinguished as Tagalog imposes itself on native Philippine cultures.

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