Canadians talk Tagalog.
October 30, 2012 5:43am CST
The Filipino exodus to that North American blue country started in the '90s, I remember a cousin say paalam in '94, as he departed for Ottawa, with his family. Then his brother followed suit, in '03, to Vancouver, also with his family. Knowing my cousins and their wives and their children, they would converse in Tagalog than in English. Though they can speak English, they would rather communicate in Tagalog. I knew that they would use Tagalog for everyday conversation. Thus, this yahoo news: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/tagalog-canada-fastest-growing-language-120726188.html Tagalog, now, is a fast growing Canadian language. Wala akong masabi.
30 Oct 12
I think Canada has become the next destination of Filipino immigrants. I've heard that it's easier to acquire citizenship there as compared to the US, which is where most Filipinos immigrate to. So I wouldn't be surprised if Tagalog would eventually be spoken in that country.
30 Oct 12
I hope we don't plague too much in canada that would spout future racial slurs just like in the US. on another note, it's a good future for children who are young and wanted to live a normal life. am glad they are speaking tagalog even though they live in a different country. some other pinoys no longer speaks tagalog, or even the native language for that matter.
31 Oct 12
That is very nice.. I hope it reaches top 3 soon. Why not in other countries too? Since i guess there are more Filipinos in Hawaii and otehr Asian counties. it would be nice have Filipino as one of the top 10 spoken languages in the world.
30 Oct 12
Hello Eileenleyva, I hope the canadians aren't offended by this growing trend, we don't want to upset the original canadian settlers there. I had a promdate and a school mate who settled in Canada back in 2001, never heard from them since. My cousin went there with her hubby not long ago, they have rented an apartment there, lucky for them because the hubby has relatives there
• United States
1 Nov 12
I believe that it is very common for immigrants to different countries to bring their own languages with them and I think that is one of the things that is so very neat about North America, you can hear any number of world languages spoken within the confines of the continent. In the area that I live in, Spanish is the second most common language to hear, but you will also hear Chinese and Japanese as well. Because of the commoness of Spanish, I have my kindergartener enrolled in a Spanish Immersion Program so that he will eventually be fluent in Spanish.