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This poem is attributed to José Rizal (1861-1896), the Filipino national hero who was executed by firing squad on December 30, 1896 for rebellion. There is no handwritten manuscript by Rizal. The poem praises the love for one’s native language.
Geographical region for language spoken
Luzon, the Philippines
Language Interpretation and Translation | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies
Rizal, José and Amoloza, Teddy, "Tagalog: Sa Aking Mga Kabata [To my Fellow Youth]" (1906). IWU Global Storytelling Project. 11.
Publication date: The poem was first published in 1906, in a book authored by the poet Hermenigildo Cruz.