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Why the Philippines has languages, not dialects

31 May 2022

With the emergence of pop music bands in the Philippines finding global fame singing in their local languages, Dr Ruanni Tupas says that historically colonial education meant that "English was taught as a language but the rest of the Philippine languages as dialects."

Young girls traditional dance in the Philippines (Photo: Yusei / Adobe Stock)

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