Taal

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[ tahl ]
/ tɑl /

noun

Usually the Taal . Afrikaans.

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Origin of Taal

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First recorded in 1895–1900; from Afrikaans, from Dutch taal “language, speech”; cognate with tale

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Definition for Taal (2 of 2)

Taal2
[ tah-ahl ]
/ tɑˈɑl /

noun

an active volcano in the Philippines, on SW Luzon, on an island in Taal Lake: eruptions 1749, 1873, 1911. 1,050 feet (320 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for Taal (1 of 2)

taal
/ (tɑːl) /

noun

the taal Southern African language: usually, by implication, Afrikaans

Word Origin for taal

Afrikaans from Dutch

British Dictionary definitions for Taal (2 of 2)

Taal
/ (tɑːˈɑːl) /

noun

an active volcano in the Philippines, on S Luzon on an island in the centre of Lake Taal . Height: 300 m (984 ft). Area of lake: 243 sq km (94 sq miles)
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