Philippines
or Spanish Filipinas or Pilipino Pilipinas geographical name country E Asia comprising the Philippine Islands; a republic; once a Spanish possession & (1898-1945) a United States possession capital Manila land area 115,651 square miles (299,536 square kilometers), population 64,954,000 • Philippine adjective

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  • PHILIPPINES — PHILIPPINES, island republic off the coast of S.E. Asia. Marranos are known to have lived in Manila among the early Spanish settlers, and they soon came under the surveillance of the Spanish Inquisition. The first public auto da fé was held in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Philippines — 1812, from Sp. Islas Filipinas, lit. the islands of Philip, named for Philip II, king of Spain. Related: Philippine …   Etymology dictionary

  • Philippines — the chain of islands in south east Asia, is spelt in this way, with one l and two ps. The inhabitants are called Filipinos …   Modern English usage

  • Philippines — [fil′ə pēnz΄] country occupying a group of c. 7,100 islands (Philippine Islands) in the SW Pacific off the SE coast of Asia: formerly a Spanish possession (1565 1898) & U.S. possession (1898 1946), it became independent in 1946: 115,830 sq mi… …   English World dictionary

  • Philippines — Philippine redirects here. For a town in the Netherlands, see Philippine, Netherlands. Republic of the Philippines Republika ng Pilipinas …   Wikipedia

  • Philippines — /fil euh peenz , fil euh peenz /, n. (used with a pl. v.) an archipelago of 7083 islands in the Pacific, SE of China: formerly (1898 1946) under the guardianship of the U.S.; now an independent republic. 76,103,564; 114,830 sq. mi. (297,410 sq.… …   Universalium

  • Philippines — Pour la plaque tectonique du même nom, voir Plaque philippine. Pour les articles homonymes, voir République des Philippines (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • philippines — 1. (Philippines) (2049↑, 224↓) The Philippines IS an ASIAN country.Most people who visit the country dont get a chance to see the beauty in it.You have to live there to actually appreciate this country. Also known to have the most beautiful… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Philippines — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Philippines <p></p> Background: <p></p> The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish …   The World Factbook

  • Philippines —    A group of islands in the Western Pacific, colonized by Spain by way of Mexico between 1565 and 1571 and ceded to the United States at the end of the Spanish American War. Practically none of the imperialists of 1898 had imagined the… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

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