1 definition by brian mendoza

Top Definition
NOT FILIPINOS, JAPANESE, INDONESIANS, MALAYSIANS, CHINESE ISLANDERS. THEY ARE ALL ASIAN.
Geography
"The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is an island nation located in the Malay Archipelago in Southeast Asia"
"We are Pacific Islanders because we are located in the Pacific Ocean!" FALSE!
"Inhabitants of the Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Philippine, and Indonesian islands, although technically bordering the Pacific Ocean, are not considered Pacific Islanders because such islands are not located in any of the three regions of Oceania, and are therefore classified as "Asians" on the U.S. Census.
"However, a growing number of Filipino-Americans have denied the classification of being "Asian", instead claiming to be "Pacific Islanders", which has provoked dismay among some Pacific Islanders who actually belong to the Oceanic cultures comprising the commonly accepted definition of the term."
About the Real Pacific Islanders that Filipinos mistake themselves for
"The Pacific Ocean has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. These islands are also sometimes collectively called Oceania, and are traditionally grouped into three: (1) Melanesia, (2) Micronesia, and (3) Polynesia. Inhabitants are sometimes referred to as Pacific Islanders."
Filipino Culture
"Filipino culture is largely a fusion of the indigenous traditions of the Philippines, with the Hispanic and American cultures. It has also been significantly influenced by Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cultures."
"The Chinese influences in Filipino culture are most evident in Filipino cuisine. The prevalence of noodles, known locally as mami, are a testament of the Chinese cuisine. Other Chinese influences include linguistic borrowings and the occasional Chinese derived surnames."
The Truth

Based on facts, Filipinos are classified as Asians and not Pacific Islanders. If you are Filipino, please do not deny that!

Remember and please note!

If you do not live in any of the following locations:

New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Mashall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Somoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island,

THEN YOU ARE NOT A PACIFIC ISLANDER!
SO STOP STEALING THEIR IDENTITY AND BE PROUD OF YOUR OWN!!!
"I'm a pacific islander because our country borders the pacific ocean."

WRONG.
by brian mendoza January 04, 2008

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