American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A lake of southwest Luzon, Philippines, south of Manila. It contains Volcano Island, the site of the active volcano Mount Taal.
- n. See Afrikaans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In South African Dutch territory, ‘the language,’ namely, the colonial form of Dutch there spoken.
- n. an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
- Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch tāle, speech; see del-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dutch of Holland and the "Taal" -- the former in order that he might read the newspapers which the Afrikanders read, and the latter to open the way to that intercourse of eye and ear which most helps a man to know the character of his neighbour.”
“a dialect called the Taal, which is almost incapable of expressing abstract thought or being a vehicle for any ideas beyond those of daily life.”
“We have mentioned this convent in our description of the lake of Bongbong or Taal, which is the nearest convent to Batangas, from which it is even distant only one day's journey; the road passes through certain most excellent meadows, resembling those of España; where one may rear an immense number of cattle.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 23 of 55 1629-30 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
“I grew up watching a few movies like 'Taal', but these days I have been watching Hindi movies religiously to brush up my cinema knowledge and learn it as well," said Lisa.”
“Taal', 'Lagaan', 'Guru', 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Jodhaa Akbar'.”
“Bravo Rahman! "exclaimed filmmaker Subhash Ghai who roped in the composer for his films" Taal "," Kisna: The Warrior Poet "and" Yuvvraaj ".”
“He drew on a 2,500-troop mobile force, broken into fifty-man columns, for four cordon-and-sweep operations into the mountain ranges, first striking south into the Loboo range, then east to Lake Taal, and finally into the northwest region along the Batangas-Laguna-Tayabas borders.”
“Anastacio Marasigan, his staff, a known insurgent priest, and 245 soldiers with 233 rifles at Taal essentially pacified the western third of Batangas province.”
“Taal Fiza has a new release that is dedicated to the fire dancers of the world.”
“Durban offered few opportunities to practice the Taal, and Emmanuel did not miss it despite the fact that certain words and phrases came first in Afrikaans and had to be translated back into English in his head.”
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