Filipino

Filipino

Tagalog


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Filipino (Tagalog) is the national language of the Philippines. Before the arrival of the Spanish and British Empires, they used traditional Tagalog. However, over the years and with the coexistence of the three, along with many other indigenous languages of the Philippine archipelago, there is a co-integration and today’s Filipino or Tagalog has influences from English and Spanish. Because of this linguistic diversity between Tagalog, English, and Spanish, and considering that the Philippines has more than 180 indigenous languages (belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family), we should consider the country’s linguistic and cultural richness.

In relation to this, Tagalog translation and interpretation has gained importance as a result. Consequently, there is a need for language professionals; translators and interpreters with sufficient knowledge of Filipino culture and speech. This facilitates communication between indigenous communities who do not speak the same language or who have very different origins and cultural backgrounds.

FILIPINO AND TOURISM

Nowadays, the Philippines  is a major tourist destination, thanks to its pleasant climate and people, its cuisine and its scenery. All this makes the visit a truly welcoming experience. This is an advantage for the tourism translation sector. More and more people are interested in visiting the archipelago.

FILIPINO AND TRADE

As well as this, trade and institutional relations between the West and Southeast Asian countries have increased. This is a great opportunity for the Tagalog translation industry. And its projections for the future are very positive. Moreover, recent years have seen an increased movement of native Philippine nationals to other countries. In addition, language integration on a global scale has increased in recent years.

FILIPINO AND TRANSLATION

For this reason, translation has also experienced an increase in demand, as more and more information in this language is needed. As mentioned above, the tourism sector has also seen an increase in demand for translation. The Philippines is increasingly receiving visitors from new countries who are interested in the local culture.

OTHER INFORMATION

On the social side, the work of Tagalog interpretation is also noteworthy. Especially in the public sector and public services there is a need for professional interpreters. They are able to resolve legal or health situations and act as intercultural mediators between people requiring a public service. Not only in the Philippines, but also for Filipino citizens in other countries around the world who do not know the language of the country.

WHERE IS FILIPINO SPOKEN?

 

Filipino is a language belonging to the Austronesian language family. It is present mainly in the Philippines, where it is an official language, and has over 23 million native speakers. Around 100 million who use it as a second language. It is also active in other countries. For example, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Guam, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Modern Tagalog or Filipino, which is present in the capital Manila, has origins in traditional Tagalog. It is a mixture of English and Spanish and other languages indigenous to the island of the Philippines.

The state body responsible for the promotion, regulation and development of Filipino and other indigenous languages is Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission for the Filipino Language).

 

How can LinguaTrans help you?

At LinguaTrans we are experts in this language, which is present in all the services we provide, for example:

• Filipino translation (English to Filipino/Filipino to English)

• Filipino transcription

• Filipino subtitling

• Filipino proofreading

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services by contacting us. You can also consult our rates and request a free, no-obligation quote. We are standing by to take you far… including in Tagalog!