Friday, February 27, 2015

origination of the Tagalog language

 According to old texts, Tagalog is an Austronesian language with about 57 million speakers throughout the Philippines. Tagalog used to be written using the Baybayin alphabet, which was believed to originate from Bali and Sumatra. The name Tagalog derives from taga-ilog (someone living by the river). The earliest known book in Tagalog is the Doctrina Cristiana published in 1593. It was written in both Spanish and Tagalog using both Baybayin and Latin alphabet.

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