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Tagalog vs Malay Language?

can someone who natively speak tagalog able to understand malaysian/indonesian malay language?

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    negative. There are some Tagalog words in Bahasa but the patterns of grammars are different.Tagalog is more natural form of language because bahasa tend to add some changes due to influences of english and other languages. The Filpino, a form of Tagalog is a dialect and may resort to more changes due to words from English,Spanish and other languages .But the straight Tagalog is a language of law and its speakers are aware that it is not a joke when using real Tagalog grammars.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    No. It looks like Tagalog but almost all of the words are different. I believe they're related languages, but I'm not 100% sure. Some words are probably the same though, but we can't understand Malay or Indonesian language.

    Source(s): Native Tagalog Speaker
  • Shansi
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Tagalog and Malay are Austronesian languages and they are related but Philippine languages in general are a sub-family of their own. Tagalog also uses a lot of Spanish words.

    Tagalog and Malay share grammatical features such as reduplication and sentence structure but the languages are too far apart now.

  • Wilson
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    No, but there will some words that will be the same

    Source(s): Tagalog speaker
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