An oxymoron used to describe an American who is from or whose ancestors were from the Phillipines. Filipino is a nationality and colonial identity, but not an ethnicity. One cannot be a citizen of the Phillipines and a citizen of the United States at the same time. One can be from one of the ethnic groups indigenous to the Phillipines and be a citizen of the United States.
One can be Ilocano-American, Negrito-American, Ibalois-American, etc., but not Filipino-American.
Some so called Filipino-Americans are descendants of the Spanish colonial population. They cannot be called Spanish-American as Spanish is not a distinct ethnicity but a national and colonial identity as well. They fall under the category of "White".
Are you Filipino-American?
No, I'm Tinguian-American.
No, I'm Tbolis-American.
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