What languages are spoken in the Philippines?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The 2 Official languages of the Philippines are:
  1. Filipino (a standardized version of Tagalog)
  2. English

Filipino is considered the national language, spoken as a first or second language by nearly everyone. English is spoken by about 63% of the population.

Philippine Sign Language is strongly influenced by American Sign language.

After Filipino, Cebuano and Ilocano are the two most widely spoken indigenous languages.

There are about 176 languages total, depending on how you classify them. This number includes 4 extinct languages. Here is the complete list, according to Ethnologue:

1. Adasen
2. Agta, Alabat Island
3. Agta, Camarines Norte
4. Agta, Casiguran Dumagat
5. Agta, Central Cagayan
6. Agta, Dicamay
7. Agta, Dupaninan
8. Agta, Isarog
9. Agta, Mt. Iraya
10. Agta, Mt. Iriga
11. Agta, Umiray Dumaget
12. Agta, Villa Viciosa
13. Agutaynen
14. Alangan
15. Alta, Northern
16. Alta, Southern
17. Arta
18. Ata
19. Ati
20. Atta, Faire
21. Atta, Pamplona
22. Atta, Pudtol
23. Ayta, Abellen
24. Ayta, Ambala
25. Ayta, Bataan
26. Ayta, Mag-Anchi
27. Ayta, Mag-Indi
28. Ayta, Sorsogon
29. Ayta, Tayabas
30. Balangao
31. Balangingi
32. Bantoanon
33. Batak
34. Bicolano, Albay
35. Bicolano, Central
36. Bicolano, Iriga
37. Bicolano, Northern Catanduanes
38. Bicolano, Southern Catanduanes
39. Bikol
40. Binukid
41. Blaan, Koronadal
42. Blaan, Sarangani
43. Bolinao
44. Bontoc, Central
45. Buhid
46. Butuanon
47. Caluyanun
48. Capiznon
49. Cebuano
50. Chavacano
51. Chinese, Mandarin
52. Chinese, Min Nan
53. Chinese, Yue
54. Cuyonon
55. Davawenyo
56. English
57. Filipino
58. Finallig
59. Ga'dang
60. Gaddang
61. Giangan
62. Hanunoo
63. Higaonon
64. Hiligaynon
65. Ibaloi
66. Ibanag
67. Ibatan
68. Ifugao, Amganad
69. Ifugao, Batad
70. Ifugao, Mayoyao
71. Ifugao, Tuwali
72. Ilocano
73. Ilongot
74. Inabaknon
75. Inakeanon
76. Inonhan
77. Iraya
78. Isinai
79. Isnag
80. Itawit
81. Itneg, Banao
82. Itneg, Binongan
83. Itneg, Inlaod
84. Itneg, Maeng
85. Itneg, Masadiit
86. Itneg, Moyadan
87. Ivatan
88. I-wak
89. Kagayanen
90. Kalagan
91. Kalagan, Kagan
92. Kalagan, Tagakaulu
93. Kalinga, Butbut
94. Kalinga, Limos
95. Kalinga, Lower Tanudan
96. Kalinga, Lubuagan
97. Kalinga, Mabaka Valley
98. Kalinga, Madukayang
99. Kalinga, Southern
100. Kalinga, Upper Tanudan
101. Kallahan, Kayapa
102. Kallahan, Keley-i
103. Kallahan, Tinoc
104. Kamayo
105. Kankanaey
106. Kankanay, Northern
107. Karao
108. Karolanos
109. Kasiguranin
110. Katabaga
111. Kinaray-a
112. Magahat
113. Maguindanao
114. Malaynon
115. Mamanwa
116. Mandaya, Cataelano
117. Mandaya, Karaga
118. Mandaya, Sangab
119. Manobo, Agusan
120. Manobo, Ata
121. Manobo, Cinamiguin
122. Manobo, Cotabato
123. Manobo, Dibabawon
124. Manobo, Ilianen
125. Manobo, Matigsalug
126. Manobo, Obo
127. Manobo, Rajah Kabunsuwan
128. Manobo, Sarangani
129. Manobo, Western Bukidnon
130. Mansaka
131. Mapun
132. Maranao
133. Masbatenyo
134. Molbog
135. Palawano, Brooke's Point
136. Palawano, Central
137. Palawano, Southwest
138. Pampangan
139. Pangasinan
140. Paranan
141. Philippine Sign Language
142. Porohanon
143. Ratagnon
144. Romblomanon
145. Sama, Central
146. Sama, Pangutaran
147. Sama, Southern
148. Sambal, Botolan
149. Sambal, Tinà
150. Sangil
151. Sangir
152. Sinauna
153. Sorsogon, Masbate
154. Sorsogon, Waray
155. Spanish
156. Subanen, Central
157. Subanen, Northern
158. Subanon, Kolibugan
159. Subanon, Western
160. Subanun, Lapuyan
161. Sulod
162. Surigaonon
163. Tadyawan
164. Tagabawa
165. Tagalog
166. Tagbanwa
167. Tagbanwa, Calamian
168. Tagbanwa, Central
169. Tausug
170. Tawbuid, Eastern
171. Tawbuid, Western
172. Tboli
173. Tiruray
174. Waray-Waray
175. Yakan
176. Yogad
The original official language of the Philippines was Spanish for many centuries until the early half of the 20th century. Then, under US occupation, English was introduced into schools and in 1935 English was added to the constitution alongside Spanish as a national language.In 1937 steps were taken to develop a national language based on one of the existing native languages. Tagalog was chosen as the base language and, in 1973, the language, christened Filipino, became the joint official language along with English. ~according to the national government website.
People in the Philippines officially speak Filipino and English, though these dialects are recognized as regional languages:
  1. Bikol
  2. Cebuano
  3. Ilokano
  4. Hiligaynon
  5. Kapampangan
  6. Maguidanao
  7. Maranao
  8. Kiranay-a
  9. Tagalog
  10. Tausug
  11. Pangasinan
  12. Waray-Waray


Almost all the Filipinos know how to speak the Filipino.

Spanish was an official language of the Philippines until 1973. Since then, the remaining two official languages are Filipino (a de-facto form of Tagalog) and English. The 1987 Philippine constitution recognizes regional languages as auxiliary official languages,

Expect most Filipinos who have studied college or are working professionals to be fluent on Filipino and English.
Chinese is also used in commerce. Very few Filipinos speak Spanish.

Answer
Filipinos speak basically Filipino and English but there are also different dialects spoken in the Philippines like Bicol, Cebuano, Chavakano, Kapampangan, Ilocano, etc.
Yes, of course. It is actually the official language, second to Filipino. About 80% of the Filipinos can speak English.
There are 2 official languages,Filipino and English.And there are also numbers of other languages are spoken by them.
There are 2 official languages (Filipino and English), but there are actually over 170 languages spoken in the Philippines. These include:

Regional languages.
Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Waray-Waray

Foreign languages.
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish.
There are two official languages in the Philippines: English and Taglog. However, there are many regional languages and dialects. Estimates say there are around 150 of these including Bicol, Cebuano, and Maranao.
There are between 120 and 175 languages in the Philippines. Well, the common languages used in the Philippines are:

1. Tagalog - 22,000,000
2. Cebuano - 20,000,000
3. Ilokano - 7,700,000
4. Hiligaynon - 7,000,000
5. Waray-Waray - 3,100,000
6. Kapampangan - 2,900,000
7. Chavacano and Northern Bicol - 2,500,000
9. Pangasinan - 2,434,086
10. Southern Bicol - 1,200,000
There are more than a hundred languages that are spoken in the Philippines but their national language is Tagalog which is majority spoken in the central and some northern part of Luzon island.
Filipino, English and many regional languages
The main language in the Philippines in Tagalog. Most people know this language and it is spoken throughout the country. But there are between 120 and 175 languages there. Dialects are also spoken in the Philippines. Many dialects have a few of the same words as Tagalog.
Here are eight major dialects of the Philippines:
-Bikol
-Cebuano
-Hiligaynon (Ilonggo)
-Ilocano
-Kapampangan
-Pangasinan
-Tagalog
-Waray

While languages that are officially used are Tagalog and English.

*there are 120 to 175 languages, all depending on the method of classification. On the other hand, four languages have been classified as extinct: Dicamay Agta, Katabaga, Tayabas Ayta, and Villaviciosa Agta.
There were 175 different languages
in the
Philippines, but now only 171 languages are being spoken, and Tagalog(also known as Filipino) with English are the main languages

The Philippines has more than 150 languages, 2 are now extinct.
However, out of those 150+, the country has more dialects.
A language might have 10 or more dialects.
This is the reason why the country opted to use Spanish as a National Language from way back when (the Portugese, following orders from Spain), came to the Philippines searching for Spices in 1521. Mexico was also made by Spain to oversee the country. Soon, the Filipinos have adopted Catholicism and the Spanish language. In 1898, when USA won the Spanish-American war, Filipinos were compelled to speak English. Hence, from then on, Spanish was almost forgotten, and English became the official language of the country.

Nowadays, Filipinos are trying to find their shattered culture, and made TAGALOG (the language spoken in Manila) and ENGLISH - as official languages of the country.
Tagalog is the national language used in the Philippines . English is considered the second language used here.
The official languages are Filipino and English. About 180 dialects and languages are spoken, in addition to English and Filipino. Almost all make up part of the Malayo-Polynesian language branch. Those with the most speakers are recognized as regional languages. Examples are Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray-Waray.
 Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Ilonggo, Bikol and Waray are the major ones.
One is Tagalog.
The other is English.
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.


or at least 125 to 175
The most common languages used in the Philippines are:
  • Tagalog
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Arabic
  • Malay

Bicol, Pampango, Ilocano, Pangasinense, Ivatan, Maguindanao, Cebuano, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, and Waray.
There are only 2 official languages used in the Philippines: English and Filipino.

There are 19 recognized regional languages, including:
  • Aklanon
  • Bikol
  • Cebuano
  • Chavacano
  • Hiligaynon
  • Ibanag
  • Ilocano
  • Ivatan
  • Kapampangan
  • Kinaray-a
  • Maguindanao
  • Maranao
  • Pangasinan
  • Sambal
  • Surigaonon
  • Tagalog
  • Tausug
  • Waray-Waray
  • Yakan

About 170 languages are spoken in the Philippines.
The two official languages of the Philippines are English and Filipino.
Tagalog
English :)
Tagalog is the main language of Philippines.
The Philippines contains representatives of 171 living languages. Tagalog is by far the most spoken language with Cebuano and Ilokano coming in second and third respectively.
yes
2
The languages spoken in the Philippines are primarily Filipino and English.
English is one of the official languages of the Philippines, the other being Filipino.
9
Tagalog
There are hundreds of languages in the Philippines. In the northern Philippines Tagalog is the main language. In the southern Philippines Cebuano or Visayan is the main language
The official languages are Filipino and English.
No, it's their culture, their language is "TAGALOG"

:)

Tagalog
ippines
cebuano,batanguino,tagalog,ilocano,pangpangan,ilonggo,bicolano,davao,laguna,makati,
pasig,quizon. that's it for now but maybe later i could think more.
The Philippine national language is Tagalog - based on the dialect spoken at the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) and the outlying provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan and Rizal. However, there are 72 other major dialects and another 500 minor dialects spoken throughout the Philippines.
Tagalog.

There are at least 150 languages in the Philippines spoken by Filipino people depending on their area. Some native languages that are mostly spoken dominantly in the areas of Visayas and Mindanao are: Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kinaray-a, Tausug, Bikolano and Ilonggo. Mostly, in Luzon the language they used is Tagalog which came from the root word "taga" and "ilog" which means "from the river." In Northern Luzon, languages being spoken are Kapampangan, Ilokano and Pangasinense.
There was the most recognizable it is tagalog, also the term for the others was not languages it was called dialects
There are about 175 languages in the Philippines
The major ones are:
Tagalog is the national language (loan words from Indian and broken Spanish).
Cebuano is the second largest spoken language in the south ( originate in Cebu).
Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Waray


Muslim..
English is the 2nd official Language too.
Tagalog
Philippians mostly speak Filipino and English.
Filipino, English, Tagalog, and Spanish. Zamboanga is the largest region and takes up most of the Philippines, so most people speak Spanish. They also speak English and Filipino and Tagalog throughout the Philippines.
Tagalog... :)
96 people found this useful

What languages are spoken in Canada?

French and English are the official languages of Canada. Inuktitut,Inuinnaqtun, Cree, Dëne Sųłiné, Gwich'in, Inuvialuktun, Slavey andTłįchǫ Yatiì (Dogrib) are recognized regional languages. The country of Canada has two recognized official languages:English and French. The pe ( Full Answer )

What is the least spoken language and what is the most spoken language?

The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin. The language that is most widely spoken in the world is English. The least spoken language is a tie of about 200 languages, with only 1 or 2 remaining speakers. Ter Sami is often listed as the least spoken, but there are languages all over Aus ( Full Answer )

Why is the Chinese language the most spoken language?

China has a population of 1.4 billion people, most of whom speak Chinese. That alone makes Chinese the most spoken language. This doesn't even take into account the amount of people that are in Taiwan, Singapore, or other areas where Chinese people live. To whomever posted this, do your homework. ( Full Answer )

How did Spanish come to be spoken in the Philippines?

In the same way that Spanish came to be spoken in Mexico, or French in Canada, or Emglish in America. The big four countries in Europe "explored" and "colonised" every miniscule corner of the new world, and indigenous languages got the push.

What languages are spoken in Norway?

Native language is Norwegian and supports two official sets ofwritten forms; Nynorsk and Bokmål. Nynorsk being a collected formof dialect that supports regions that does not speak bokmål. Thesami language is also spoken. Answer Our 1st language is Norwegian, our 2nd is English, and the m ( Full Answer )

What is the least spoken language on the planet?

Well, the chances are that you will not have heard of more than 3/4's of the worlds languages. There is around 2,093 languages in the world.. In Europe there are 200 languages, America just over 1000. etc. Many languages in the world are spoken by only 5 - 50 people, like different Native American ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in Belgium?

There are 3 official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French andGerman. Dutch is spoken by 60% of the people, living in the NorthernFlemish region. French is spoken by 40% of the people, living in the SouthernWalloon region. German is spoken in a small part in Eastern Wallonia. Most people speak at ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in Greece?

The official language of Greece is Greek . This breaks up into many dialects of Greek with subtle changes inpronunciation and so a Macedonian Greek, a Greek from Athens orEpirus and a Greek from the island of Crete will all understandeach other very easily. This has its origins back to the time of ( Full Answer )

What is the most spoken language in AMERICA?

English. But lots of people speka french in Canada and spanisho in unidados statidio deloamos americano. (where the drinks are free (tropicano banter))

What is the most spoken language in the EU?

German as the national language of Germany and Austria has about 90 million native speakers in the EU. This puts it ahead of English, which has about 64 native speakers in the EU and French with about 63 million native speakers in the EU.

What language is spoken?

There are many languages spoken throughout the world. Languagesvary throughout the world in different countries and regions of theworld.

What are the dialects spoken in the Philippines?

As far as I know. the widely-used dialects in the Philippines are Tagalog, Visayan, Illongo, Waray, and Bicolano. There are many dialects in the Philippines and these are Maranao, Tagalog, Ilocano, Tsabakano, Kapampangan, Waray, Visayan, Illongo, Bicolano, Hiligaynon and Pangasinense

Is Spanish spoken in the Philippines?

No, not really. It's no longer spoken or taught as an officiallanguage. Today there are a minority of people who can speak Spanish, but astime goes by that number is decreasing. Spanish was the official language of the Philippines for more thanthree centuries during Spanish colonial rule. Today, th ( Full Answer )

Was the Latin Language ever a spoken language?

Yes, Latin was widely spoken from about the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE in much of middle and southern Europe. It started to be spoken in Rome and was the main language of the Roman Republic and Empire. In the Eastern Roman Empire -later known as the Byzantine Empire- , Greek was generally ( Full Answer )

What are the main languages spoken by Hindus?

Most of the sacred books of Hinduism are written in Sanskrit andthe script is called Devanagiri. However, Sanskrit is no longer incommon use. No particular language is main for all the Hindus. A majority ofIndians are Hindus. but that doesn't mean that we speak the samelanguage. Not all Hindus spea ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in Tunis Tunisia?

In Tunisia, they mostly speak arabic. As France made their empire on Africa , Tunisia was part of the French Empire. So as you can guess, they speak french. They usually learn this at the age of 8. If they surpass this, then they most likely go ahead to learn a 3rd language, English. They speak Ara ( Full Answer )

What spoken language is Java based on?

English.\n\n. Please note that the similary between a computer language and a spoken language is very remote. The keywords in Java are English words, or similar to English words, but that's about all, with respect to similarity.\n

What languages are spoken by cats?

The answer is 'Feline', spoken in high-pitched cries to show their emotion. Apart from that, cats don't speak a language. They just express their emotions with sound; like the old cavemen.

What language is spoken in the movie 'Legion'?

English is the language that's spoken in the movie 'Legion'. But the film has subtitle options available. The film has met with some criticisms, which largely center on the strong language.

What are the languages spoken throughout the world?

You've asked a very broad and general question so it's quite difficult to answer. There are countless countries and islands in the world and more than twice as many languages - some official, some not. Find below a list of languages spoken throughout the world that I have managed to find in Wikip ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in European Russia?

European Russia (and Asian Russia as well) speaks Russian. There are regional dialects, but they're all dialects of Russian and mutually intelligible.

Where is the Celtic language still spoken?

There's actually no such language as "Celtic". Celtic refers to a group of dozens of languages, six of which are spoken today (along with their locations): . Breton (England) . Cornish (England) . Irish Gaelic (Ireland) . Manx (England) . Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) . Welsh (Wales)

What are the languages spoken today?

There are 6,800 known languages spoken in the 200 countries of the world. 2,261 have writing systems and the others are only spoken. the universal language in use is English.

What language was spoken in Bohemia?

Bohemia is a region that is now the main part present-day Czech Republic, and their language is Czech, which was called Bohemian until about the 19th century. Czech originally evolved first from Proto-Slavic (an old language reconstructed by linguists, since we have no records of it) which turned to ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in Agrabah?

Agrabah is a fictional city. However, it is supposed to be in the Arabian Peninsula, whose common language is Arabic.

What languages are spoken in Angola?

Angola's official language has a long history. It began out whenRomans settled And started growing. They spread the language ofLatin Now it is a dead language but some people can still sing itand speak it limitedly. Portuguese is the closest language to Latin than any other of theRomance languages. ( Full Answer )

What language is spoken in Bavarian?

Bavarian is a dialect of German spoken in the region of Bavaria--in south Germany, bordering on Switzerland and Austria. It is a very distinct dialect, but its speakers can also speak and understand High German.

What languages are spoken by Choctaw Indians?

Choctaw spoke the Choctaw language Many Choctaw speak Choctaw. This language, like many other NativeAmerican languages, are being spoken as both first and secondlanguages, by both native and non-native speakers. Choctaw is botha name for a tribe and a language. The Choctaw language is of theMuskogea ( Full Answer )

What are the different languages spoken in region 1 of the Philippines?

ilocano is widely spoken in region 1 but pangasinan has two other dialects which are pangalatok (also known as pangasinan it is widely spoken in the whole province) and bolinao which is actually zambal a dialect spoken in the province of zambales which is just next to pangasinan. the bolinao or zamb ( Full Answer )

What is the second most widely spoken language of the Philippines?

Technically English. However, one could argue that English is the FIRST language of the P.I., and that the second is your tribal dialect. Not everybody speaks Tagalog! When I was stationed at Naval Station Subic Bay, all of the base workers spoke primarily English - because in many cases, that was ( Full Answer )

What are the development of spoken literature in the Philippines?

the developments are the people in the Philippines already know how to use these spoken literature in terms of communicating to other foreign people and other countries.Filipino people already know how to speak English because of the influences of these language.it is being stated that Philippines i ( Full Answer )

What languages are spoken in Manila Philippines?

The dominant language is Filipino (a specific formal dialect ofTagalog) with English as an important language in communicationsand education. Additionally, there are small numbers of Spanish andChinese speakers, as well as speakers of other Filipino languages.

Why are so many languages spoken in the Philippines?

It is because the Philippines had many invaders and every one of them brought new languages which the Filipino People had to adapt with... But speaking more accurately, it is because the Philippines has SO many tribes scattered all over the country that most people confuse one language with another. ( Full Answer )