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Philippines


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Place Type
political
Description
Comprises over 7000 islands; area first settled by Negritos (a pygmy group) by 30,000 BCE; later settled by Malayans; Islam introduced by Arabs 14th cen.; Spanish conquest began 1564, endured conflict with Moros of South & Chinese; revolution 1896-1899; official languages are Pilipino and English.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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