A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

What is your mother tongue?

I’m sure many of you are bi- or multilingual, but what is your mother tongue? The following list of languages is based on the last poll I took on TsukuBlog :) This poll will be closed on Nov 14, 2007.


  • ahmed says:

    The list of languages seems to be limited. How about the arabic language. A lot of people here in Tsukuba speak Arabic.

  • RrFish says:

    Hi ahmed,
    Thanks for your comment.
    I had an identical comment when I took another poll last month, and yes, it’s very limited. However, as I mentioned in my post, the list of languages is based on the result of the last month’s poll.
    Here’s the list of languages TsukuBlog readers entered under “other” so far:
    – Nepali
    – Danish

  • herb says:

    I think that Tagalog should be replaced with “Filipino.” Filipino is the national language of the Philippines, not Tagalog. Filipino is language based on Tagalog (the language and the region) mixed with Spanish (something like 40%spanish + 60% tagalog = Filipino).

    Yeah, it’s confusing. Most Filipinos don’t even know the difference themselves.