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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say Philippines in sign language?

  1. philippines

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. Liu Xiaoming:

    I think before Americans' so-called ‘rebalancing in Asia Pacific,’ the South China Sea was very quiet, very peaceful, china was talking to the neighboring countries. We had a Declaration of Conduct. And the Philippines was talking to us. Once the Americans came in, so-called `rebalancing,' things changed dramatically.

  2. Southeast Asian:

    I again stress that the arbitration court has no jurisdiction in the case and on the relevant matter, and should not hold hearings or make a ruling, the Philippines' unilateral lodging of the South China Sea arbitration case is contrary to international law.

  3. Nicholas Antonio Mapa:

    The latest exports numbers reflect the weak economic outlook for the world economy, but the weakness in the trade sector will be offset by some compensation in government spending and the solid consumption story of the Philippines.

  4. Steve Harvey:

    Steve Harvey received major backlash after Steve Harvey announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as 2015's Miss Universe. The crown was already placed on Gutierrez’s head when Steve Harvey went back on the mic to say Steve Harvey made a mistake and that Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the real pageant winner. Steve Harvey received backlash after Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. ( Reuters) This is exactly what was on the card. I take full responsibility for this.

  5. Klaus Beck:

    The expectation is that as a middle income country, the Philippines can fund its own programs with less support from donors, what signal does it send to the development world about the country's commitment to reproductive health when it does not fund a law that it has already passed?

Images & Illustrations of Philippines

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