Filipino is the naitional leid o the Philippines an, alang with English, is an offeecial leid designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Filipino is an Austronesien leid that is based on existing native leids in the Philippines, the maist significant influence being the Tagalog leid. A large number o Spainyie an Inglis loanwirds an aa exist in the vocabulary. The Filipino leid remains in evolution, development, an further enrichment on the basis o existin leids o the Philippines an ither leids.
Sometimes the term "Filipino" is incorrectly uised as the generic name for all the leids o the Philippines. An aa, acause o its similarity tae the leid on which it is based, it is still sometimes identified wi Tagalog.
The Commission on the Filipino Leid (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino), the regulating body o Filipino, envisions a process of popularizing regional dialect uisage derived frae regional leids as the basis for standardizin an intellectualizing the leid, thus extending the existing inter-ethnic lingua franca to become more distinctive frae ethnically-specific varieties o Tagalog. Alternatively, leid policies coud conceivably result in the gradual formation a new lingua franca, which may be more o an amalgam o regional Philippine leids an foreign leids.