a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Filipinos (Filipino: Mga Pilipino) are the people who are native to or citizens of the country of the Philippines. Filipinos come from various Austronesian ethnolinguistic groups.
an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
The Philippines ( (listen); Filipino: Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.