Philippines The country and its inhabitants

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Philippines The country and its inhabitants The Filipinos are a nation that is divided along regional lines with the Tagalogs, Ilocanos, Bicolanos, Cebuanos and others making up the population. There is a large population of Tsinoys (Chinese Filipinos) and Eurasians due to their colonial past . The Philippines has the most people with mixed backgrounds in Asia. English is widely spoken there; it is one of the largest English speaking countries. South Koreans and mainland Chinese often go there to learn English. Major factors for going there are it's cheaper than going to Australia and they tend to face less racism (in fact, they might be treated with a sort of affirmative-action-ish racist deference. This is because two of the business tycoons of the Philippines, Henry Sy and Lucio Tan, are Chinese, and along with the stereotype of being good with math and school , Chinese are usually thought of as rich and Koreans are thought to make very good boy/girlfriends ). The Philippines is one of the few former Spanish colonies where Spanish isn't the main language, although various dialects borrow many Spanish words such as basura and the ever popular JesusMariaJosef! usually pronounced as Susmariosep . So it's no surprise that colloquial Filipino contains a sprinkling of English, Spanish and native words (sometimes in just one sentence ). For that fact, it has been said that once you master the Filipino Language, learning any other
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