User talk:Enrico Pangan

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Hi Enrico,

I always heard the language of the Philippines was Tagalog. Why do you change references to it to Filipino? Polyglot 14:19, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Tagalog vs Filipino[edit]

The law defines the official language of the Philippines to be Filipino and not Tagalog. Although Filipino is largely based from Tagalog, many differentiate the two by defining Filipino to be Tagalog plus words from other languages and/or dialects.

Tagalog is just a language/dialect of a region in the Philippines (Tagalog Region) while Filipino is the official national language, together with English. However, people still confuse the two and tend to use them interchangeably. Even Filipinos.