Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fact of the Day: Phillip's Islands

The Philippines were named after King Phillip II of Spain. In Spanish the island is spelled and pronounced Filipinas as in Spanish the name Phillip is actually spelled and pronounced Felipe. Which is the reason why the name for the people of Philippines is spelled Filipinos instead of with a "Ph".   

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for explaining that! I have wondered about that but never tracked the reason down.

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  2. Once again you have educated me, Adam!

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  3. Well that sure is interesting to know. Thanks for that fact. Have a great day.

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  4. I visited there many, many years ago, and never thought to get the history behind it. Very interesting. Hugs...RO

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  5. Never knew that one. Makes sense though.

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  6. I've always wondered about that. Thanks!

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  7. That is something I have wondered before! Thanks!

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