- a member of a Malayan people native to Luzon, in the Philippines.
- the principal language of the Philippines, an Indonesian language of the Austronesian family.
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Examples from the Web for tagalog
Too many of the literary works I come across these days are in Tagalog.Gary Shteyngart: How I Write
December 26, 2012
The left eye of the big Tagalog glittered white in the night!Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
“Your journey is shorter than you thought,” the officer said to the Tagalog.Anting-Anting Stories
Emilio Aguinaldo was born in 1870, of Chinese and Tagalog parentage.Poems of American History
The Battak speech of Sumatra is said to be closely allied to the Tagalog.
We went to order some embroidery one day of a Tagalog woman.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines
- plural -logs or -log a member of a people of the Philippines, living chiefly in the region around Manila
- the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family: the official language of the Philippines
- of or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin and History for tagalog
people living near Manila in the Philippines, also their language, 1704, from Tagalog taga "native to" + ilog "river."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper