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Tagalog speaking countries

Tagalog is one out of two official languages in Philippines and is spoken in 8 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With 33.37 million native speakers, Tagalog has the highest prevalence in the Philippines. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 33 percent is on the Northern Mariana Islands. A total of about 35.3 million people worldwide speak Tagalog as their mother tongue.
Distribution Tagalog

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
PhilippinesSoutheast Asiayes29.3 %33,367,000
United States of AmericaNorth Americano0.4 %1,328,000
CanadaNorth Americano1.2 %459,000
JapanEast Asiano0.1 %126,000
GuamMicronesiano21.2 %36,000
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesiano32.8 %16,000
MacaoEast Asiano1.7 %12,000
Cayman IslandsCaribbeanno3.3 %2,000
PalauMicronesiano10.8 %2,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Tagalog as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.