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Filipino, Pilipino, Tagalog

Filipino (formerly called Pilipino) is the national language—and one of two official languages—of the Philippines; the other official language is English.

  • Modern Filipino has incorporated many English and Spanish words.

Note: Filipino is essentially the same language as Tagalog, a major language of the region.

A native or inhabitant of the Philippines is known as a Filipino (masculine or inclusive) or a Filipina (feminine).

  • Corazon Aquino was the first Filipina to serve as president of the Philippines.
  • Rose met many other Filipino women when she moved to Vancouver.
  • During the twentieth century, Filipinos emigrated from the Philippines in three great waves.