Loosely, any person who is a citizen of or immigrant from the Philippines.

Filipinos are an intelligent hard working group of people who are better categorized as Pacific Islanders than Asians. Although the 7000+ islands comprising the filipines are closer to the area known as asia, the culture and people share little else with their asian neighbors.

Filipinos do not use chopsticks and the preferred method of eating is with the bare hands, Tagalog (as well as the 140 other languages native to the the area) are of polynesian origin and structure. Traditionally, dance, mythology and ritual tattoos were a part of the culture, in similar fashion to most other polynesian cultures.

During the Spanish invasion, the Spaniards continued their practice of killing anyone unwilling to convert to Catholocism (i.e the native American indians of Western America). A smart lot, most Filipinos converted rather than facing a painful death. However, much of the indigenous culture was sadly lost.

She doesn't really look asian - maybe she is Filipino.
by Wil the 4th March 28, 2006
Someone from, or having descended from someone, living in the Philippines, an island nation off the coast of mainland Asia in the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea.
Nonposers please identify yourself by providing the defintion for "kamusta ka", and please add if you're mistisa or not.
by Mistisa December 02, 2003
A racially ambiguous person
Guy: Are you Mexican?
Girl: No
Guy: Hawaiian?
Girl: No
Guy African American?
Girl: No
Guy: What are you?
Girl: Filipino
by apilipeenoh October 12, 2013
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
Merger of the words Filipino & Jalapeño.

Generally used to describe a particularly attractive person from the Philippines.

Can also be used to describe a Filipino with a particularly short temper.
1.) Check out the Girl in the Yoga Pants. What a Filipiño!

2.) This Filipiño came at me with a Machete; apparently I was driving too slow.
by mikeaeli April 10, 2014
Racially, there is no such thing as "Filipino" race. This is because Filipinos consist of Spanish, Chinese, African, Indian, Polynesian, Austronesian etc. blood. They are among the most resilient and adaptable people on Earth. You can find them in the coldest parts of Alaska or Canada, to hottest part of Middle East, to the roughest of oceans as seafarers. They are generally small and short in stature, but are much tougher than they appear. Their faith in their religion and their family bonds make them the mentally toughest group of people in the world. Filipinos particularly those who grew up in the Philippines are shy and unassuming. However, behind those meekness lies the heart of a lion! Filipinos who grew up in the first world countries generally are arrogant.

Filipinos are very hospitable and friendly, often misinterpreted by English-speaking Europeans or Americans as something else. Life is tough in the Philippines that's why Filipinos go abroad even in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia or Nigeria. If you think your life is tough due to the current economic situation? You ain't seen nothing, mate. Go live in the Philippines and you'll see what really "tough situation" means from a Filipino perspective. No matter how bad a situation is, a Filipino will always find a reason to laugh.
Manny Pacquiao is a great example of a Filipino. He is far from perfect that is why he represents the "real Filipino" as opposed to Jose Rizal or those elite people of the past.
by El_Fusilado April 13, 2013
Filipinos are a hybrid race that make up asians and spanish. They are very kind, and hardworking people. My favorite Asian and Hispanic if you ask me. Many people may look down upon them however in America, their average salary is increasing and their socioeconomic status is leveling with whites.
I love filipinos

by USCTrojans2012 January 16, 2013

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