- a language essentially the same as Tagalog that has been adopted as the official national language of the Philippines.
Also called Filipino.
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Examples from the Web for pilipino
Mabini was undoubtedly the most profound thinker and political philosopher that the Pilipino race ever produced.
Mabini came to the front in 1898 during the Pilipino revolution against Spain.
Word Origin and History for pilipino
1936, from Tagalog form of obsolete Spanish Pilipino (see Filipino).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper