Filipinos have been in America since the 17th century and comprise one of the fastest growing Asian-American communities in the United States. According to census data, Tagalog, a version of Filipino, is the fourth most commonly spoken non-English language in the United States. Tagalog’s standardized version, Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country with a population of nearly 100 million, rich in cultural and linguistic diversity. It is used among more than 10 million Filipinos in over 30 countries worldwide.
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LCA LANG 305: First Semester Filipino
Study the Southeast Asian language also during the summer through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute.