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Definitions for Philippines
ˈfɪl əˌpinz, ˌfɪl əˈpinzphilip·pines

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Philippines, Republic of the Philippinesnoun

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

  2. Philippines, Philippine Islandsnoun

    an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

Wiktionary

  1. Philippinesnoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Philippines

    The Philippines ( (listen); Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the southwest. It shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east and southeast, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. The Philippines covers an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) and, as of 2021, it had a population of around 109 million people, making it the world's thirteenth-most-populous country. The Philippines has diverse ethnicities and cultures throughout its islands. Manila is the country's capital, while the largest city is Quezon City; both lie within the urban area of Metro Manila. Negritos, some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Adoption of animism, Hinduism and Islam established island-kingdoms called kedatuan, rajahnates, and sultanates. The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for Spain, marked the beginning of Spanish colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villaloboscode: spa promoted to code: es named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. Spanish settlement through Mexico, beginning in 1565, led to the Philippines becoming ruled by the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. During this time, Catholicism became the dominant religion, and Manila became the western hub of trans-Pacific trade. In 1896, the Philippine Revolution began, which then became entwined with the 1898 Spanish–American War. Spain ceded the territory to the United States, while Filipino revolutionaries declared the First Philippine Republic. The ensuing Philippine–American War ended with the United States establishing control over the territory, which they maintained until the Japanese invasion of the islands during World War II. Following liberation, the Philippines became independent in 1946. Since then, the unitary sovereign state has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a decades-long dictatorship by a nonviolent revolution. The Philippines is an emerging market and a newly industrialized country whose economy is transitioning from being agriculture centered to services and manufacturing centered. It is a founding member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, ASEAN, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. The location of the Philippines as an island country both on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes it prone to earthquakes and typhoons. The country has a variety of natural resources and is home to a globally significant level of biodiversity.

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  1. philippines

    The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago comprising of over 7,000 islands, noted for being the world's second-largest archipelago. Its capital is Manila and the country is notable for its rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, tropical climate, and being a popular tourist destination. It's the 13th most populous country in the world, and its people are known as Filipinos, who primarily speak Filipino and English. The Philippines has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation.

Wikidata

  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.

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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 Executive Sani Sener:

    We are interested in Manila Airport. A consortium including TAV has already received preliminary qualification to bid in a tender for a group of five airports in Philippines. Actually that will be a preparation for us for Manila Airport.

  2. 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.

  3. Wess Stafford:

    Timothy would send him hand drawings and told the President how much he liked art, so he sent over color pencils, sketch pads, and paint, i waited for my staff to go to the Philippines and send it with them. They would then bring it to the church Timothy was a part of, so he could collect his gifts.

  4. Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo:

    This delay did not cancel the execution. We just want to give a chance in relation with the legal process in the Philippines.

  5. Jollene Levid:

    Three times as many Filipino health care workers have died here in the US than in the Philippines, so right away we know that there's something wrong.

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