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A person who devrives from any of the more than 7,000 Islands of the Philipines.
Cultute - Culture is varied ranging from regions or by people from chinese descent to spanish to Malaysian (in native Philippines)
Philippine Holidays - Also range from region to region from Rizal Day, Manila Day, Ati-Atihan, ect.
Language - Once again varied because of the rich culture from tagalog, visyan, illocos, ect.
Common Words:
Kumusta ka/po - How are you.(formal/informal)
Sino - Who
Mistiso - Person of mixed origin
bahay - home
buhay - life
Gusto ko - I like/want
sapatos - shoes
tsinelas - sandals
"Your a filipino"
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Filipinos are people from the Philippines who are HELL AWESOME. maybe were not a super rich country but we love our country a LOT. and i LOVE the food in the philippines it taste AMAZING!!! :D and the places here like palawan, boracay are really nice, and very relaxing. Filipino are super "bait"(kind). They will always help you. I have Filipino friends and they tell jokes and try to make you smile when you couldn't. Sometimes we speak tanglish, and its fun. Its like reflex to speak tanglish. Filipinos are just normal people who are fucking awesome and are the best. Who the fuck cares if Filipinos are short? or brown. Filipinos are just as good as any of you people.
A:OMG your so galing!
(OMG! your so good!)
B: No kaya! I'm just swerte kasi i'm a Filipino ehh :>
(No I'm not! I'm just lucky because i'm a Filipino ehh :>)
*tanglish* =))
best language ever ;;)
by limisha123 July 10, 2009
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People originating from the Philippines. Filipinos are Asian.

Although there are many poor people in the Philippines, some who are poor wouldn't look poor because of:
-trendy clothes
-Advanced cell phones
-Trendy Asian hair

Filipinos in the States and Canada are usually rich with parents who work in the oil industry, accounting, a medical field and real estate.

Most Filipinos of the younger generations aspire to be:
-singers
-dancers
-actors
-teachers

Many Filipino children either know how to:
-sing
-dance
-play the guitar
-play basketball

Filipinos are very family oriented and are a very happy people because lets face it, whats the point of being sad?

Filipinos are mostly of Malay heritage, but most of them live in the Rural areas of the Philippines. Many Filipinos in Urban areas (and in Canada and the States) have Chinese and Spanish ancestry (forming the middle-upper class of the Philippines)

Common traits of Filipinos:
-Love to sing
-Love to eat

-Love to dance
-Love to laugh
A: What's that?
Filipino: A pail.
A: What for?
Filipino: To clean the poop off your butt instead of smearing it all over your bottom.
A: How clever.
by Ilikechocolateandvanilla July 26, 2010
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Filipino- from the Philipines

Has some of the greatest foods ever- Pansit, Lumpia...However you spell it.
My brother and I are half Philipino!
by Hollie_Babie December 14, 2004
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A Filipino is a person who is native or linked to the Philippine Islands, located in South East Asia and around the West Pacific.

There is a big hype on what the Filipino Race is, Asian or Pacific Islander? Well, after searching the internet, looking at historical studies and talking about the issue (being Filipino myself), Filipino's are geographically located in South East Asia, Whilst the culture of the Philippines is very much similar to that of the Pacific Nations. For example, Parts of the Philippines practice traditional tattoing, the styles used and documented are very closely linked towards Pacific Islanders, If you are fluent in one of the 170+ Filipino Languages, they are very similar in structure and style to that of the Pacific Islands. More in Detail, the Filipino People are of Malay-Austronesian Descent, Austronesian people come from all over the Pacific, including the Philippine Islands, the race of Austronesians are widespread, from Native Hawaiians, to Somoans and New Zealand's Maori's, The Filipino People fall into the Category of 'Austronesian' as the race is linked into that Family through early settlers of the Austronesian race in the Philippine Islands. To settle this issue, the Filipino People are of Asian and Pacific Descent, through their Austronesian Ancestors. Whilst the Culture is a lot more Polynesian than Asian. The Philippine Islands are very complex when it comes to cultural and race issues, since the two issues are very diverse, The Philippines is a melting pot of the worlds cultures. Though, Traditionally, The Filipino People are of Asian and Polynesian Descent. Still their remains a large Spanish and Mexican Influence towards the race, there still remains a large number of latinasian people within the Philippines and internationally, The Filipino people are truly a very diverse Race, and are known to be one of the most diverse in Asia due to the multiple world powers that once colonised this Island Nation.
Filipino: Hey bro, Where all Filo
Samoan: Yeh bro, we all the same
Filipino: Austronesian
by TommyFlip September 27, 2007
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A Filipino is a nationality. A nationality consisting of the different ethnicities of Philippines. Many of these ethnicities (a strong 95%-97%)trace their roots to the Austronesian people who immigrated out of Southern China into Taiwan as the Northern Mandarin ethnicity became the dominant culture of China.

The Austronesian people travelled well through out the Malay Archipelago (Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea) and many who have settled through out began migrating back-and-forth within the region and also back to mainland Asia. The varied migrations between the Malay Archepelago and the mainland created very ethnically mixed cultures through out the region (And this is before the Europeans came) which is why Filipinos and other "Malays" don't have a consistant racial appearance as opposed to the Chinese and those who are Pacific Islanders(who are in fact of the same blood but not mixed)

The Defining point between Pacific Islanders and Filipinos comes to the fact that once the Austronesian people reached Polynesia they lost all ties to Mainland Asia, unlike the cultures of the Malay Archipelago who would eventually intermix with many of the people of Southern China and Indo-China. Both of these cultures technically are Asian, but the ethnicities are divided by cultural connections with the mainland.

When it comes to the hispanicization of the Philippines, one has to realize that only a small minority of Filipinos actually have Spanish Blood. A Stanford Study has shown only 3% of Filipinos are actually mixed with either Chinese and/or Spanish blood. Much like African Slaves in Colonial America, who received "Christian" Anglo-Saxon/Scots Irish/Irish Protestant names. Filipinos Recieved "Christian" Spanish names and prayed to a white Jesus much like every one else in the world who fell victim to colonialism.

The Colonial Mentality is very much apparent in the Filipino culture, where many will lie about the background claiming their Spanish roots when in fact they probably bleached their skin and got plastic surgery on their nose. The Filipino Media adds on to the stigma against being brown by inundating the T.V. Screen and billboards of the city with White Meztiso Images.
"They say we beat the European Imperialist and yet all you see are white faces on the T.V. Screen."
^something to think about for all my Filipino brothers and sisters.
by Mad FX November 10, 2007
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1. a native or inhabitant of the Philippines.

Contrary to popular belief, Filipinos are not Pacific Islanders. Pacific Islanders is a strict term and refers exclusively to Oceania. People generally stereotype Asians being "East Asian", this in turn has made Filipino-Americans who do not fit the stereotype...to not want to be termed Asian.

However, the Philippines is part of ASEAN (Assoc. of SE Asian nations). They are not part of any of the Pacific Islander nations which, again, refers to Oceania.

a - what is a Filipino?
b - Someone from the Philippines?
c - Yes

a - what is Asian?
b - Someone from Asia?
c - Yes

a - what is Pacific Islander
b - A native or inhabitant of any of the Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian islands of Oceania.
c - Yes

a - does that include the Philippines?
c - Have you checked the map lately? that island is considered part of SE Asia. Taiwan and Japan are also islands, that doesn't mean they are Pacific Islanders. Read a dictionary sometime.
by Jack Garcia November 27, 2007
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