Tagalog definition

tə-gälôg, -ləg
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A member of a people native to the Philippines and inhabiting Manila and its adjacent provinces.
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The Austronesian language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based.
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The Western Austronesian language of this ethnic group, an official language of the Republic of the Philippines.
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A member of the ethnic group that is indigenous to Manila and the surrounding region in the Philippines.
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Tagalog is defined as a dialect of a group of people who live in the Manila area of the Philippine Islands.

An example of Tagalog is a person born in Manila.

An example of Tagalog is one of the languages of the Philippines.

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A language spoken in the Philippines, in particular, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces such as Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Rizal, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Quezon.
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A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.
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Of or relating to the Tagalogs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tagalog
Plural:
tagalogs

Origin of tagalog

  • Perhaps Tagalog river people taga- native of ilog river

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Tagalog Tagalog, from taga- (“native of") + ilog (“river")

    From Wiktionary