The Philippines has more than 111 dialects spoken, owing to the subdivisions of these basic regional and cultural groups. Some 80 percent of the population is Catholic, Spain’s lasting legacy.
How many languages and dialects are there in the Philippines?
There are approximately more than 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines which form part of the regional languages group. A few of these languages and dialects are spoken by in islands communities such as Abaknon in Capul island.
What are the 175 dialects in the Philippines?
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.
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.
What percentage of the Philippines speak Filipino?
At the 2000 Philippines Census, it is spoken by approximately 57.3 million Filipinos, 96% of the household population who were able to attend school; slightly over 22 million, or 28% of the total Philippine population, speak it as a native language.
How many Filipino speaks Filipino?
|Native speakers||45 million L2 users (Tagalog) (2013)|
|Language family||Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Philippine Central Philippine Tagalog Filipino|
|Writing system||Latin (Filipino alphabet) Philippine Braille Baybayin|