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  • May 05, 2011
  • 06:19 PM

Language and identity

Jenny Ortuoste / Manila Standard Today
In a multi-lingual country that has been colonized by foreigners such as ours, language and its use are inextricably linked to issues of national identity and geography. Tagalog, or “Filipino”, is used as the country’s primary language, and is taught in schools along with English, embedded in the culture during the 40 years of the American Occupation.

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