For Some Filipino-Americans, Language Barriers Leave Culture Lost in Translation

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According to the most recent U.S. Census data, only about half of the 1.4 million Filipinos in California speak Tagalog, Ilocano or Visayan.
(Photo Courtesy of Consuelo Tokita)

Many people reacted to my story, some with similar stories and others with comments as simple as, “I feel this in my soul.”