Philippines, Republic of the Philippines(noun)
a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Philippines, Philippine Islands(noun)
an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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.
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.
The numerical value of Philippines in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Philippines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Philippines in a Sentence
For me I want to stay, but I ’m required to go back to the Philippines, for a certain time, long term, if I can get a working visa, I would love that.
We are currently in the first step of a registration statement and listing application process, as well as subject to applicable laws in the Philippines and in the U.S., and as such Cemex cannot comment on any further information related to the transaction.
I am just saying this to dispel the reports that have been said that China came out victorious in the ASEAN meeting because we precisely agreed to not mentioning the arbitral award, the Arbitral award is a matter between China and the Philippines.
The release happened because of coordination between the governments of Indonesia and the Philippines.
The market is growing, the economy in the Philippines is improving, so that will allow more Filipinos to afford travel.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for Philippines
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Philippines »
Find a translation for the Philippines definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these Philippines definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Philippines." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 29 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Philippines>.