5 Types of Filipino-Chinese in the Philippines

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thenailpolishkid

Chinese Filipinos or Filipino-Chinese are (obviously) Filipinos with Chinese descent.

Chinese Filipinos are one of the largest overseas Chinese community in Southeast Asia. Comprises 18%-27% of Philippine population. Chinese people sailed around the Philippines and actively interacted with Filipinos since the 9th century. Well that’s why the Chinatown in Binondo, Manila is the oldest Chinatown in the world!

Moving on, here are the 5 types of Filipno-Chinese in the Philippines

First, we have the MAINLANDERS

Often called as G.I. or “Genuine Intsik”. They can be named as the Chinese FOB’s (fresh off the boat) of the Philippines since they literally migrated from their country to another country to reside. This refers to Chinese people with Chinese nationality and born in China. To their population/community, calling them Intsik is considered a derogatory/racial slur.

Next one, the CHINOYS

Chinoy, from the word Chinese-Pinoy, refers to Chinese…

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