geographical name
Phil·​ip·​pines | \ ˌfi-lə-ˈpēnz How to pronounce Philippines (audio) , ˈfi-lə-ˌpēnz \
variants: or Spanish Filipinas \ ˌfē-​lē-​ˈpē-​(ˌ)näs How to pronounce Philippines (audio) \ or Filipino Pilipinas \ ˌpē-​lē-​ˈpē-​(ˌ)näs How to pronounce Philippines (audio) \

Definition of Philippines

country in eastern Asia comprising the Philippine Islands; a republic; once a Spanish possession and (1898–1946) a U.S. possession; capital Manila land area 115,831 square miles (300,000 square kilometers), population 105,893,000

Other Words from Philippines

Philippine \ ˌfi-​lə-​ˈpēn How to pronounce Philippines (audio) , ˈfi-​lə-​ˌpēn \ adjective

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“Philippines.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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