Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 7 months ago

Are filipinos Asian?

I know the Philippines is an asian country but I've heard mixed answers of them being asian or not.

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Manila was a place where Spanish and Chinese met to trade like 500 years ago. They mixed since then and also there is some native negrito ancestry and others as well such as Indian.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Manila

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  • 7 months ago

    Mostly yes. The most frequently occurring Y-DNA haplogroups among modern Filipinos are haplogroup O1a-M119, which has been found with maximal frequency among the indigenous peoples of Nias, the Mentawai Islands, and Taiwan, and Haplogroup O2-M122, which is found with high frequency in many populations of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Polynesia.

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