Philippine Spanish (Spanish: Español Filipino, Castellano Filipino) is a Spanish dialect and a variant of Spanish spoken in the Philippines. Philippine Spanish is very similar to Mexican Spanish, because of Mexican and Hispanic American emigration to the Spanish East Indies (Philippines) over the years.
Is Filipino and Spanish the same?
Not even close. It’s not even an Indo-European language like in that super broad category of languages of Eurasian that include Romance languages, English, Hindi, Greek and other languages across Asia and Europe. Tagalog and Spanish in this sense ain’t even cousins. Tagalog grammar is solidly Austronesian.
What Filipino dialect is closest to Spanish?
Chavacano or Chabacano [tʃaβaˈkano] is a group of Spanish-based creole language varieties spoken in the Philippines. The variety spoken in Zamboanga City, located in the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao, has the highest concentration of speakers.
Are Filipinos Latino?
However, within the US context, Filipinos are classified as Asian rather than Hispanic by including the US census.
Can a Spanish speaker understand Filipino?
No, not at all. Although Spanish has a big influence on the Filipino language, it does not mean that we can understand the language. However, there are places in the Philippines where Chavacano, a Spanish-based Filipino language, is spoken.
Why do Filipinos have Spanish last names?
Filipino Spanish surnames
The names derive from the Spanish conquest of the Philippine Islands and its implementation of a Spanish naming system. After the Spanish conquest of the Philippine islands, many early Christianized Filipinos assumed religious-instrument or saint names.