Definition of Philippines in English:

Philippines

proper noun

  • A country in Southeast Asia that consists of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands—the main ones being Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Leyte, Samar, Negros, and Panay—that are separated from the Asian mainland by the South China Sea; population 97,976,600 (est. 2009); capital, Manila; languages, Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English.

Pronunciation:

Philippines

/ˈfiləˌpēnz/