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  1. a language essentially the same as Tagalog that has been adopted as the official national language of the Philippines.
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Also called Filipino.
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Examples from the Web for pilipino

Historical Examples of pilipino

  • Mabini was undoubtedly the most profound thinker and political philosopher that the Pilipino race ever produced.

    Mabini's Decalogue for Filipinos

    Apolinario Mabini

  • 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).

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