- Number of characters: 32
- Type: abugida
- Languages: tagalog, runic
- Countries: North Philippines
Tagalog is a Unicode block containing characters of the pre-Spanish Philippine Baybayin script used for writing the Tagalog language.
Tagalog /təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/ (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 (CALABARZON and MIMAROPA), 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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