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Re: Filippino vs Philippines

Posted by Henry on January 12, 2005

In Reply to: Filippino vs Philippines posted by Richard on January 12, 2005

: Why are people from the Philippines referred to as being Filippino (as opposed to Philippino)?

Filippino is Spanish for Philippine. The 'ph' comes from [email protected] But I don't know why Spanish should have adopted a phonetic spelling.