Land of 200 tongues

Government maps Philippine languages

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino’s ‘linguistic atlas’ – ready by 2015 – will show where languages are are spoken, by whom, and what their variants are and their connection to other languages.

So far, the commission has finished research on 89 languages and is verifying 111 more with the help of Sentro ng Wika at Kultura (Center for Language and Culture) offices across the country, according to KWF Commissioner Purificacion Delima.

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