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Modern Philippine Alphabet

The Modern Philippine Alphabet

The Modern Filipino Alphabet

        Tagalog or Filipino is the standard language of more than 100,000,000 people and the first Language of 28,000,000 people in the Philippines. Baybayin is an ancient Philippine Script that was recorded in the 16th century. It was used during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines until the 19th century. The Abakada Alphabet which contains 20 letters and was created by Lope K. Santos in 1940 was adopted by the Institute of National Language (Surian ng Wikang Pambansa).  Since 1987, Tagalog is written using the Modern Philippine Alphabet however, Abakada is still widely used.

    Other dialects of the Philippines are  Aklanon, Asi (Bantoanon), Binol-anon, Bikol, Masbateño, Capiznon, Cuyonon, Cebuano, Caviteño Chabacano, Ternateño Chabacano, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Ibanag, Itawis, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Jama Mapun, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Monobo (Obo), Maranao, Malay, Pangasinan, Romblomanon, Sambal, Sangil, Sinama, Español, Surigaonon, Sorsogaonon, Tayabas Tagalog, Tausog, Waray-waray, Yakan.

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