What does tagalog mean?

Definitions for tagalogtɑˈgɑ lɔg, tə-

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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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tagalog in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tagalog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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