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Most Filipinos speak Filipino, the national language; and English, the language for commercial and legal transactions. The Philippines is the world's third largest English-speaking country, after the United States and the United Kingdom. Literacy rate is a high 96%.

Approximately 111 languages and dialects are spoken in the country and most Manileños speak at least one other dialect besides Filipino.

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