Is Filipino a dying language?
According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), the Philippines has 183 living languages—almost 96 percent of which are indigenous. The SIL lists 11 of these as “dying,” while 28 are “in trouble.” Two Aeta languages, Dicamay Agta and Villa Viciosa Agta, are already extinct.
Is Tagalog a mother tongue or Filipino?
Tagalog is the mother tongue for nearly 25 percent of the population and is spoken as a first or second language by more than half of all Filipinos. The mandatory teaching of Pilipino in public schools since 1973 and the extensive literature in Tagalog has contributed to its increased use in the popular media.
Does duolingo teach Filipino?
Duolingo doesn’t offer a course for native English speakers learning Tagalog. Unfortunately, there’s not even a Tagalog course in their incubator yet (this is where Duolingo creates and develops their language courses).