Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people native to the Philippines and inhabiting Manila and its adjacent provinces.
  • n. The Austronesian language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A language spoken in the Philippines, in particular, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces such as Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Rizal, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Quezon.
  • n. A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Tagalogs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any member of a certain tribe which is one of the leading and most civilized of those native of the Philippine Islands.
  • n. The language of the Tagalogs. It belongs to the Malay family of languages and is one of the most highly developed members of the family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based
  • n. a member of a people native to the Philippines chiefly inhabiting central Luzon around and including Manila

Etymologies

Perhaps Tagalog, river people : taga-, native of + ilog, river.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tagalog Tagalog, from taga- ("native of") + ilog ("river") (Wiktionary)

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