Tagalog is the dialect that has been chosen as the Philippine national language, formally known as Filipino.What is the origin of Tagalog?
The word Tagalog is derived from the endonym taga-ilog ("river dweller"), composed of tagá- ("native of" or "from") and ilog ("river"). Linguists such as Dr. David Zorc and Dr. Robert Blust speculate that the Tagalogs and other Central Philippine ethno-linguistic groups originated in Northeastern Mindanao or the Eastern Visayas.What is history in Tagalog?
The Tagalog word for “history” is kasaysayan. Spain’s rule of the Philippines began soon after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovered the islands in 1521. The Spanish conquistadores reigned for nearly 400 years until 1898 when the United States defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War.