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.
Is learning Tagalog difficult?
Learning Tagalog is much like learning how to drive. It’s not difficult, it’s just a matter of getting used to it. … Not just to make learning easier and avoid guesswork, but also to learn what people really say in particular situations, and to make good use of your time.
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.
How many languages do Filipinos know?
The country of the Philippines, with a modest population of 85 million, is home to more than 170 languages. Not as much as Papua New Guinea that has approximately 820 languages—but still, 170 is a big number.