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[tahl] /tɑl/
Afrikaans (usually preceded by the).
Origin of Taal
1895-1900; < Afrikaans < Dutch taal language, speech; cognate with tale


[tah-ahl] /tɑˈɑl/
an active volcano in the Philippines, on SW Luzon, on an island in Taal Lake: eruptions 1749, 1873, 1911. 1050 feet (320 meters). Unabridged
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  • In support of this recommendation they pointed out that the preservation of the "Taal" is purely a matter of sentiment.

  • Taal (Batangas) also produces a special make of cotton stuffs.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • For his ears had caught the challenge of their own vedette on the ridge, and the answer thereto in the Taal.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • There was a duel there between the Taal, a corrupt form of Dutch, and English.

  • The fish most esteemed is the sabalo, which is only found in the Taal Lake, whose water is fresh and flows into the sea.

  • The town of Taal was entirely destroyed, and most of the inhabitants perished.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • Or were you too timid to embark on the open sea of the Taal, sticking cravenly to English all the time?

  • Finally he settled on Taal, in the volcanic region of Luzon.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • Prior to the last eruption they were very numerous on the slopes of Taal Volcano.

  • Pompously couched recriminations, also, came from the Taal municipality.

    Caybigan James Hopper
British Dictionary definitions for Taal


(South African) the taal, language: usually, by implication, Afrikaans
Word Origin
Afrikaans from Dutch


an active volcano in the Philippines, on S Luzon on an island in the centre of Lake Taal. Height: 300 m (984 ft). Area of lake: 243 sq km (94 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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