Most people did not quite understand the difference between the Filipino and Tagalog language. Some people taught of it as the same thing and can use it interchangeably but Filipino and Tagalog language are different from one another. Read on the article to know more about their differences.
Filipino language is considered as the National language of the Philippines by the present constitution last 1987. Filipino language originated from different language from different Philippine regions. But most of its words derived from Tagalog compare to other regional language. Filipino language also derived from foreign words from other neighboring countries and countries that visited and conquered the Philippines. Some letters in the foreign words has changed in its equivalent Filipino alphabet because most of the letters in foreign words do not exist in Filipino alphabets. Filipino language is use when referring to the language in the Philippines.
Tagalog is a word derived from the word tagailog. Tagailog means river dweller or people who live near the river. Tagalog is the language used by the people who live in Central Luzon; Central Luzon includes provinces in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bulacan and Metro Manila. The capital of the Philippines is Manila and some Filipinos from different province came there to work or have a business transaction, Filipinos who are from different provinces oblige to speak in Tagalog to communicate with the Manileños. Tagalog language is considered as the second language of the other regions. Tagalog language is used when referring to the dialect of the Central Luzon.
THE TWO LANGUAGES DIFFERENCE
The difference between Filipino and Tagalog language is Filipino language accepts words that are derived from foreign words like kompyuter, a Filipino word that originates from the English word computer, Filipino language also accepts Taglish or Enlog style of sentence like “Pahingi ng water” (May I request for water?), “Dun sila nakatira near the yellow na bahay” (They lived near the yellow house) or “Can you go na?” (Can you go already?) while Tagalog language only accepts pure Filipino words like “nakakabighani”, attractive in English. Most of Filipinos today are not used in using pure Tagalog especially the young ones. They rather use Taglish than pure Filipino words but sometimes they unconsciously doing it.
The other difference between the Filipino and Tagalog language is you cannot refer Filipino language as Tagalog language because Filipino language is a language formed by different dialects and it is referred as the Philippine National Language while Tagalog language is a dialect of one region, the Central Luzon region.