Definitions for tagalogtɑˈgɑ lɔg, tə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ta•ga•log*tɑˈgɑ lɔg, tə-(n.)(pl.)-logs; -log

  1. a member of a people of the Philippines, living mainly in central and SW Luzon.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Austronesian language of the Tagalogs.

    Category: Peoples

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tagalog(noun)

    a member of a people native to the Philippines chiefly inhabiting central Luzon around and including Manila

  2. Tagalog(noun)

    the language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based


  1. Tagalog(Noun)

    A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.

  2. Tagalog(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Tagalogs.

  3. Tagalog(ProperNoun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From Tagalog, from taga- + ilog(if the basis of the meaning is the sound or pronounciation). But based on ancient language in Luzon (Dumaget) that co-existed with Tagalog, Tagalog is combination of "Tage" ("Taga(h)" in Early Tagalog) and "Loy" (From "Naloy" of Dumaget meaning "long time ago", or " Antiquity"). This term(TAGELOY) was widely used in Manila before 1950 by elders.Tageloy is a person belonging to this ethnic group while "Tagalog" is the term that describe this language.This provides us the meaning " The resident/People of Ancient time" or " Taga Matagal/Malaon nang Panahon" in Tagalog.

Editors Contribution

  1. tagalog

    Root word is Tagal ( ancient). Related to Formosan ethnic language "ketangalan" with meaning to one with honorable title or name.

    Katagalugan is a region in Luzon where residents are predominantly Tagalog in ethnicity.(Katagalugan ang bahagi ng Luzon kung saan ang nakararaming nananahan ay sibol na Tagalog o Tageloy).


  1. Tagalog language

    Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV, of Bulacan and of Metro Manila. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language and one of two official languages of the Philippines, the other being English. It is related to other Philippine languages such as the Bikol languages, Ilokano, the Visayan languages, and Kapampangan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages such as Indonesian, Hawaiian and Malagasy.

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