Language Scientific’s Tagalog Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premier Tagalog translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Tagalog. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Tagalog language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific is an ISO9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 certified company.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Tagalog/Filipino Language Statistics/Facts

Tagalog is the official language of the Philippines in the standardized form of Filipino. Filipino is technically the official language of the Philippines and is known as the standard form of Tagalog. There are 65 million native speakers of Tagalog in the Philippines and a few million more Tagalog diaspora scattered globally. Predominant communities exist in the United States and neighboring maritime countries to the Philippines. There are more than 120 different languages spoken in the Philippines and its many natives are fluent in Tagalog, English and additional languages.

Tagalog follows descendants of the Baybayin script which is a writing system that was used prior to the 16th century under the Spanish rule over the Philippines. Throughout the Spanish rule, the Latin script was applied to the Tagalog language and remains the current alphabet used for the language. Hanunó’o and Buhid are examples of more indigenous yet contemporary writing scripts that are currently used in certain regions of the Philippines. Tagalog is categorized under the Austronesian language family and belongs to the Central Philippine subgroup.

Dialects of Tagalog (Filipino)

Dialect Region
Bulacan Central Luzon region and northern communities including the Bulacan province
Central Metro Manila
Batangan Batangas, Mindoro Island, Laguna and Quezon
Marindique Island of Marindique

Countries Where Tagalog Is Spoken

  • Canada
  • Libya
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Kingdom
  • Guam
  • Philippines
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Philippines Country Data

Country: Philippines

Capital: Manila
Population: 104,256,076
Presidential Republic: President Rodrigo Duterte
Currency: Philippine Peso
GDP (ppp): $27,700
Unemployment: 5.5%
Industries: Semiconductors and electronics assembly, food and beverage manufacturing, construction, electric/gas/water supply, chemical products, radio/television/communications equipment and apparatus, petroleum and fuel, textile and garments, non-metallic minerals, basic metal industries, transport equipment

Tagalog/Filipino Language History

The Philippines have a diverse linguistic culture where it is common for natives to be fluent in Tagalog, English and additional languages. There is a growing movement of Filipinos that are attempting to combine Tagalog with English to create a “Taglish” dialect. While the language has not been officially recognized, it is thought to be gaining popularity among Filipinos.

There is currently a debate centered around the topic of how to refer to both Tagalog and Filipino. The Tagalog language was declared as the official language of the Philippines in 1937. Nearly 20 years later in 1959, the language had not changed but the name Tagalog was replaced by Pilipino. More recently in 1987, the national language underwent another name change to Filipino, which is the most recent of the language. The continued alteration to the name of the national language is intended to reflect the nationalist movement that the name of the language should provide its citizens. Possible theories on the constant name change to the language refer back to the prior lack of national identity felt by communities in the Philippines. As the nation had been ruled under numerous different powers, the residents were unable to develop strong ties to any particular nation. In conclusion, Filipino is the official national language and is the standardized form of Tagalog.

Despite being the second largest city in the Philippines, Manila is the capital of the country. Before Manila was declared as a Spanish territory, it had been a region under the rule of the Ming Dynasty that prospered greatly as an urban center of trade.

Early in the 16th century the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, attempted to circumnavigate the globe as the concept of a spherical world was starting to gain popularity. During his expedition, Magellan and his crew were able to reach the Philippines where he was killed in the Battle of Mactan by a Lupu-Lupu warrior.

During the 16th century, the Philippines were conquered by Spanish explorers under the authority of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. This marked the beginning of a nearly three century domination of Philippine lands under Spanish rule. The archipelago of islands that made up the Philippines were named after King Philip II of Spain in the early stages of Spanish rule.

The Spanish explorers did not discover the Philippines, the islands had already been inhabited by locals under alternating Asian and Indian empires for centuries. Spanish was the official language of the Philippines during the Spanish rule but is now not a widely spoken language.

In the 20th century waves of Spanish speaking immigrants came to the United States and retained their Spanish language. Today Spanish is treated as an unofficial second language in the United States with over 5% of the US population speaking Spanish.

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