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Ta·ga·log  audio  (t-gälôg, -lg) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Tagalog or Ta·ga·logs
  1. A member of a people native to the Philippines and inhabiting Manila and its adjacent provinces.
  2. The Austronesian language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps Tagalog, river people : taga-, native of + ilog, river


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