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Is the Philippines Spanish or Portuguese?
The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain. They were then called Las Felipinas. via
Is Spanish a second language in the Philippines?
But by 1987, Spanish in the Philippines was de-listed as a co-official language, alongside English and Filipino. Currently only about 0.5 per cent of the Philippines' 100 million-strong population speaks Spanish; however, it's still home to the most number of Spanish speakers in Asia. via
What were the Spanish influences on the Philippine languages?
The Spanish language in the Philippines has influenced not only the Standard Tagalog dialect but also its several other variants spoken in different parts of the country. Today, there are more than two million Spanish speakers in the Philippines apart from those who speak some form of Spanish Creole dialect. via
What was Philippines called before Spain?
Eventually the name "Las Islas Filipinas" would be used to cover the archipelago's Spanish possessions. Before Spanish rule was established, other names such as Islas del Poniente (Islands of the West) and Magellan's name for the islands, San Lázaro, were also used by the Spanish to refer to islands in the region. via
Why don't they speak Spanish in the Philippines?
Why then are the Philippines not a Spanish speaking nation, unlike so many Latin American ones? The answer lies in the amount of immigration, disease, and limited speakers when Independence came. Fewer people emigrated from Spain to the Philippines. via
What race is Filipino?
Officially, of course, Filipinos are categorized as Asians and the Philippines as part of Southeast Asia. But describing Filipinos as Pacific Islanders isn't necessarily wrong either. In fact, for a long time, Filipinos were known as Pacific Islanders. via
What are Filipinos mixed with?
What is 'Filipino'? We are proud of our heritage at the rim of East Asia, the meeting point of the many Asian groups, as well as Europeans from Spain. Our culture even 100 years ago was already a mix —of Malay, Chinese, Hindu, Arab, Polynesian and Spanish, with maybe some English, Japanese and African thrown in. via
Is Filipino a dying language?
According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), the Philippines has 183 living languages—almost 96 percent of which are indigenous. The SIL lists 11 of these as “dying,” while 28 are “in trouble.” Two Aeta languages, Dicamay Agta and Villa Viciosa Agta, are already extinct. via
Who is the most influential Spanish official in the Philippines?
The conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi founded the first Spanish settlement in Cebu in 1565 and later established Manila as the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1571. The Philippine Islands are named after King Philip. via
What are the 3 main reasons of the Spanish colonization?
Spain had three objectives in its policy toward the Philippines, its only colony in Asia: to acquire a share in the spice trade, to develop contacts with China and Japan in order to further Christian missionary efforts there, and to convert the Filipinos to Christianity. via
What is the greatest contribution of America to the Philippines?
One such policy was the introduction of the American system of education, and so pervasive and far-reaching was its impact and influence on the life and culture of the Filipino during and after the colonial period that it is generally regarded as the "greatest contribution" of American colonialism in the Philippines. via