Pilipinas > Filipinas, Philippines
Seriously, there are way MORE demanding issues they should prioritize than this
I’m no language giant, but I am a Filipino. One who thinks we will be making a grave mistake by adapting the name Filipinas. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. Filipinos will know. As far as I know, Filipinos do not get confused if the Philippines is Pilipinas or Filipinas. We know the many names we call our country and actually it is very rare that Filipinos call our country “Filipinas”. Among the three names, Filipinas is least used name.
For example, as I am writing in English, I call myself a Filipino. But when conversing with a Filipino and in speaking in my language, I will most likely say, “Ako’y isang Pilipino na nakatira sa Pilipinas”. Is anyone confused about that? Foreigners, may be at first. But we are not. As far as I know, it is these motions to standardize our name and “modernize”…
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