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Are Filipinos considered Asian?
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pilipino is pacific islander like us japan
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the reason why we filipinos get our own box is were special. Chinese people dont get their own box. Pinoys RULE!!!!!!! And i think we are nethier
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Well, I feel asian, it's just that we are a confused country. I lived in the Philippines and I met people speaking Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish (there's a town where everyone speaks SPANISH!) and Malay (I'm not quite familiar with that language.)

In fact, people in Mindanao/Davao City can speak Japanese/Korean/Chinese!!! And they switch language depending on the type of race they are with..

Okay, I delved away from the subject, uhm, I think we're an asian country...I never once thought of us as PI..Majority of the races I've met are of asian descent.
Posted 1/3/08

primey wrote:

Of course we're Asian. Right fellow pinoys?


yeah! No! Maybe! I'm so crezy don lissen to me! hehe.
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here we go again...
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Lot of people in this forum all of a sudden. hehe. Okay I stay! I make friends! lol. I'll chill here for a while
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The term "Pacific Islanders" is more appropriate for the Hawaiians. They live in an island in the Pacific region. The Philippines is not an island. It's an archipelago. Pretty much like Indonesia.
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we filipinos are referred as asian but the first colonizers are Spaniards....
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projectcedric wrote:

Yes, we are Asian.

There are many other Asian ethnicities/nationalities that have been governed or colonized by European countries in the past. Malaysia by British, Indonesia by the Dutch, Vietnam by the French, etc... The Philippines is no different than any of these other countries are.

However, when it comes to 'Race', most of us are just categorized as "Others" because of our mixed heritage and not really belonging to one race, in comparison to clear cut races such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai etc...


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"Filipino" is a nationality, not a race. There are many races among Filipinos themselves: Chinese, Malay, Spanish, American, Japanese, and other minorities. They're all Filipinos. But nowadays, the latter generations can't really fathom what they are anymore because it's pretty much mixed, so we just go under "Others".


wow....i pretty much admire ur knowledge for just about anything...

and yeah, i very well agree that we are pretty much mixed up as a race....but technically, we are "Malay" or Southeast Asian...

so, we are Asian...


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Of course we're asian..^^,
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of course they are asian, well where i live they are considered asian
Posted 1/3/08

projectcedric wrote:

Yes, we are Asian.

There are many other Asian ethnicities/nationalities that have been governed or colonized by European countries in the past. Malaysia by British, Indonesia by the Dutch, Vietnam by the French, etc... The Philippines is no different than any of these other countries are.

However, when it comes to 'Race', most of us are just categorized as "Others" because of our mixed heritage and not really belonging to one race, in comparison to clear cut races such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai etc...


Note:
"Filipino" is a nationality, not a race. There are many races among Filipinos themselves: Chinese, Malay, Spanish, American, Japanese, and other minorities. They're all Filipinos. But nowadays, the latter generations can't really fathom what they are anymore because it's pretty much mixed, so we just go under "Others".


Thats exactly what my mommy told me. hmmm... so ur probably right! hehe.
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going to bed now. latez.
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djkshroom wrote:

O_o i wouldnt say vietnam was colonized by the french. more like used for economical reasons.. but then again they never really were in vietnam just had control for a while until they were kicked out o___O


well, the french weren't necessarily kicked out of vietnam, what happened was that when the vietnamese began to revolt against the french, the french did not want to spend their time fighting, so what they did was call the U.S. for aid, and when they sent troops over to vietnam, the french pulled out their troops, hence starting the vietnam war
Posted 1/4/08
philippines is in southeast asia right.., southeast asia is a part of asia therefore filipinos are asians
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