Ethnicity in the Philippines

R. J. May*

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The Philippines is a nation of some 7, 000 islands, 83 million people (in mid2001) and 168 ‘living languages’.2 The principal lines of ethnic cleavage were created more by colonial policies, particularly those of the Spanish administration, than by primordial ethnic attachments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnicity in Asia
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)0203380460, 9781134515172
ISBN (Print)0415258162, 9780415258166
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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