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Question: Is there a difference between Filipino and Tagalog?

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Author Photo by: Steve55
Mar 26 2022, 11:01pm CST ~ 1 mo., 20 days ago. 
Question: Is there a difference between Filipino and Tagalog?
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Author Photo AMBoy Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Mar 26 2022, 11:04pm CST ~ 1 mo., 20 days ago. 
Only the spelling of the words Tagalog and Filipino.
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Author Photo BisayangDako2022
Mar 27 2022, 3:18am CST ~ 1 mo., 20 days ago. 
Filipino is a nationality.
Tagalog is a language.
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Author Photo etabucol Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Mar 27 2022, 8:11am CST ~ 1 mo., 20 days ago. 
Filipino are the people who live in philippines while tagalog is our mother language.
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Mar 27 2022, 10:31am CST ~ 1 mo., 20 days ago. 
@etabucol @BisayangDako2022
Hmm…your posts above imply Filipino is not a language, but ”Filipino” is, by law, the official language of the Philippines.
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Filipino is a language. Tagalog is a language. Both are pretty much indistinguishable in vocab and grammar. There are some interesting historical reasons as to why the name has changed that you can read here: i/Filipino_language
For a new learner, these details are unimportant to learning the language, and you can safely consider them the same language…
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Author Photo BoraMac Badge: Supporter
Mar 28 2022, 10:10am CST ~ 1 mo., 19 days ago. 
The Constitution of 1987 appears relevant...from Article 14:
SECTION 7. For purposes of communication and instruction, the official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and, until otherwise provided by law, English.
SECTION 6. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino. As it evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages.
SECTION 8. This Constitution shall be promulgated in Filipino and English and shall be translated into major regional languages, Arabic, and Spanish.
SECTION 9. The Congress shall establish a national language commission composed of representatives of various regions and disciplines which shall undertake, coordinate, and promote researches for the development, propagation, and preservation of Filipino and other languages.
Of the more than a hundred languages being spoken by the different ethno linguistic groups of dwellers in the more than seven thousand islands comprising the Philippines, eight of them are considered major languages. These major languages are Ilocano, Pangasinan, Pampango, Tagalog, Bicol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Waray-Samarnon.
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Author Photo zaragozarn Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Apr 07 2022, 11:22pm CST ~ 1 mo., 8 days ago. 
FILIPINO is the national LANGUAGE of the Philippines ;
TAGALOG is the DIALECT spoken in (central) Luzon.
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Author Photo Matiwasay
Apr 08 2022, 11:44pm CST ~ 1 mo., 7 days ago. 
Filipino is a Lingua franca laguage of Filipinos. Lingua franca is "a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different."- that is an Oxford definition.
Tagalog is one of the several languages spoken in the Philippines, mainly by those from the Southern part of Luzon island. Some of the other languages spoken by Filipinos in the Philippines are Ilocano (Northern Luzon) Cebuano (parts of Visayas and Mindanao) Ilonggo ( parts of Visayas and Mindanao) Chavacano (parts of Mindanao) Kapampangan (Central Luzon) and some more that I cannot remember.
So, ideally, the Filipino language is a combination of all these other languages plus English and Spanish.But other language speakers here in the country and probably elsewhere will say that Filipino is predominantly made up of Tagalog words. Yes it is but it is not Tagalog as part of my roots are from Southern Luzon and though my relatives and I understand each other very well, they have lots of other words and nuances that they use that I am not familiar with.
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