What does Philippines mean?

Definitions for Philippines
ˈfɪl əˌpinz, ˌfɪl əˈpinzPhilip·pines

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Philippines, Republic of the Philippines(noun)

    a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

  2. Philippines, Philippine Islands(noun)

    an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

Wiktionary

  1. Philippines(ProperNoun)

    The Republic of the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country comprised of over seven thousand islands in the Pacific Ocean.

    Etymology: From Filipinas, from Felipe, the name of a King of Spain.

Freebase

  1. Philippines

    The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its tropical climate make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons but have also endowed the country with natural resources and made it a megadiverse country. Covering almost three hundred thousand square kilometres makes it the 73rd largest independent nation and an archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila. With a population of more than 103 million people the Philippines is the seventh most populated Asian country and the 12th most populated country in the world. An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples who brought with them influences from Malay, Hindu, and Islamic societies. Thus, establishing various nations either ruled by Datus, Rajahs, Sultans or Lakans. Trade and subsequent Chinese settlement also introduced Chinese cultural elements which remain to this day.

How to pronounce Philippines?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philippines in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philippines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Philippines in a Sentence

  1. Chief Financial Officer Ysmael Baysa:

    Every restaurant in the Philippines has fried chicken, in Vietnam there are maybe 10 coffee shops on every block. In the midst of all of this competition, there's always a standout one or two, how are you going to do it? Our formula is very simple. Offer the best tasting food at the right price and you're going to make it.

  2. Manny Pacquiao on May 2:

    It is an honor to be part of this historic event, i dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.

  3. John Gomes:

    We are in the final stages of recovering the $15 million, but for the rest we hope a (Philippines) senate hearing on the issue resumes so that we can get to know more details about the case.

  4. Shawn Crispin:

    The Philippines has for a long time been a standard bearer in the region for press freedom, if Duterte is able to get away with effectively silencing what has been one of his most prominent and credible media critics, that could send a message to the wider region that this is an attack you can get away with.

  5. Eliot Engel:

    President Trump's decision to welcome the Philippines’ leader to Washington at a time when thousands of Filipinos are being slaughtered in the streets—at President Duterte’s direction—calls into question long held American policy of promoting human rights and the rule of law.

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