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The flowering of Spanish in the Philippines In the Philippines, the Spaniards first appeared after the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Spain, as a great maritime power of that time sought to prevent the Islamization of the Philippines following the example of Indonesia, with direct military intervention. But in contrast to Latin America, the Christianization of the population did not lead to ispanizatsii. This was due to several reasons. Firstly, the number of ispatsev-settlers was very small, but consequently, there was little intermarriage. Secondly, the spread of Spanish resisted, oddly enough, Spanish priests themselves, for fear of corrupting their new parishioners.

They even contributed to the development alphabet for local languages! But despite all this, in the administrative apparatus, and then in schools dominated by Spanish. This led to the fact that in the late 19 early 20 centuries, a large development was Hispanic Filipino literature. Among the most famous writers of the time you can allocate the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal and-Alonso (1861-1896), Cecilio Apostol (1877-1938), Fernando Guerrero (1873-1929) and Jesus Balmori satirist (1886-1948). The decline of the Spanish language region after the Spanish-American War in 1898 the Americans took control of the Philippines. And once the new owners began to force the Spanish language, replacing it with English. So in 1901 the Philippines were sent both tomasity called? foreign language teachers, who started preparing the population for the transition from Spanish to English. This transition has taken quite some time.

Since the first newspaper, books, radio broadcasts in English began to emerge in the Philippines but in the forties of last century. In 1935, English became an official language alongside Spanish. Parallel to this, the Americans are a lot of work on education a single national language, based on autochthonous elements. And so on Dec. 31, 1937 the national language becomes more and Tagalog spoken by most residents of the city? city of Manila. Now modern Philippine literature is created in English. In 1973, the Spanish no longer official, and in 1987 he stopped teaching at universities.

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