Tagalog in Philippines

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Tagalog are the largest ethnic groups residing in the Philippines, especially in Luzon. They are one of the ancient dwellers of the Philippines. The Tagalog culture developed in Taal, Batangas (the heartland of the Tagalog culture). The traditions of this people where passed orally. They developed a trading link with the neighboring countries such as China, Japan, etc. They do not form a country but rather a community comprised of 100 families called "barangays". They have a writing system called "baybayin" which is a type of Abugida writing system. It uses diacritics to determine its pronunciation (similar to the dhevanagari script of India). During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, the Tagalog homeland (especially Manila) became the center of colonial activity. The culture of this people dramatically changed from Asian to Hispanic culture (a combination of the two) during their rapid Christianization. They are the ones who revolted against the Spanish regime. They conquer the southern provinces. They fought (together with other ethnic groups) against the invading Americans and later, the Japanese. During independence, the population of this people grew rapidly; a poor economy and resulting poverty caused them to move abroad to work.

Where Are they Located?

They are located at the southern part of the island of Luzon and nearby islands. The regions of Calabarzon and Mimaropa have the greatest concentrations of this people and because of their large geographic distribution this caused the region to be divided into two (the said regions at the top).

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Christianity but some follow Islam. Some Tagalogs believe in traditional healers/herbmen called "Albularyo" who heal them from their illnesses. Many also believe in mythical creatures like aswang, multo and maligno.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tagalog in Philippines.

* Pray to God for the healing of their illnesses and diseases
* Pray to God to have a good life

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Filipino, Tagalog
People Name in Country Tagalog
Population this Country 31,140,000
Population all Countries 38,838,000
Total Countries 54
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Pilipino
People ID 15175
ROP3 Code 109692
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread; Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread; Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Tagalog
Language Code tgl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tagalog
Language Code tgl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tagalog

Primary Language:  Tagalog

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1902-1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1905-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Tagalog
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tagalog
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Ali
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Khosrow
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.26 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.50 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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