Monday, August 20, 2007

All About the Philippines and the Filipino People

People of Paradise Philippines

The origin of the term Filipino is a Spaniard born in the Paradise Philippines also called in the early times of the Spanish colonization as the Insulares. The term Filipino or insulares serves as a distinguishing word apart from the peninsulares of the european-born Spaniards. sometime in the nineteenth century though, the term Filipino is widely becoming a popular term for the indigenous people of the Philippines. An early buzz in those times allegedly heard it most that the word Filipino came from a popular insulares in Dr. Jose Rizal. He was believed to be the first one to call the inhabitants of the Philippines as "Filipino". Colloquially, Filipino would also mean in the whole paradise Philippines as Pinoy or Pinay in the feminine side. This means that as early as the 20th century, the coining of the word Pinoy became a popular word-of-mouth for the resident Filipino-Americans and thus was later on adopted by the local paradise Philippines population.

The Philippines is a Paradise of the Malays

Although it is believed that the early inhabitants of the Philippines paradise are called as Malays or who are Malaysians that populated the Philippines, there is actually a contradicting belief that it is not the absolute truth because there are other first inhabitants on the island. These inhabitants of the Philippines paradise are said to be the Astronesian-speaking migrants who arrived in the paradise Philippines in the iron age from China and Taiwan. This belief came from the early contemporary anthropologists, linguists and archaeologists.

The Early Inhabitants of Paradise Philippines

The early belief however that the Philippines is inhabited by Malay race is about the combination of the coining of the term Malay and the color of the skin of the locals which is brown, just like the Indian (Malay) archipelago. This belief is coincidental to the fact that the main route where the early Philippines inhabitants came from Malaysia. This is the actual opposite to the newest theory that the Malays who inhabited the Malay archipelago and its mainland, Malaysia actually came from the Philippines who are the same Astronesian-speaking migrants that first came in the Philippines. So there is actually two contradicting beliefs regarding the early inhabitants of the paradise Philippines.

Paradise Philippines Ancestry

As of today , there has not been any significant studies and findings that relate to the past of the people in the land regarding the original ancestors of the paradise Philippines. There were of course some sporadic data gathered through genetic studies with statistics that lead to important clues about the true identity of the people in the paradise Philippines as a paradise of many origins. a study based in the U.S. way back in 2001 says that there is a strong correlation to the southern Chinese and Taiwanese aborigines which points out that our nearest relative are from both the Taiwan - Ami Tribe and the southern China locals.

Another study from China Medical University in 2002 states that certain Filipinos share a common denominator in their genes or gene marker with the Taiwanese aborigines and the Indonesians which suggests that we truly came from their genetic structures and this is the reason why we are alike with them.

Paradise Philippines Culture

The paradise Philippines culture is actually a mixture of all the different conquistadors that has colonized out country. Being so, allow me to mention some of the greatest cultural heritage that we have and where they came from. Although we have various native groups living in the island in the early days of the Philippines as a paradise of many cultures.

The Spaniards - The only lasting legacy of the Spaniards to the culture of the paradise Philippines Islands is the catholic belief and the customs and traditions of the Roman Catholic. Up to this day we still have these cultures as our main heritage from Spain. We also got from them the strong urge for gatherings such as "fiesta" which we all know is from since when.

Paradise Philippines Language

According to the authority in languages, the SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) now called as SIL International, based on a web print that was publicized by the institute called as the "ethnologue", there are actually about 170 legitimately spoken different languages in the Philippines as a paradise today. The most common known language for many Filipinos is the "Tagalog". This language is often confused as the identity of the Filipino language in the paradise Philippines.

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