Greek settlement in the Philippines

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Greeks in the Philippines
Total population
575 (2000 Philippines census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Manila · Legazpi City
Languages
English · Filipino · Greek
Religion
Greek Orthodox Church · Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Greek people

Greek settlement in the Philippines is a small community of descendants of ethnic Greeks who settled the country since the Spanish colonization of the country.

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According to some historical accounts, there were already Greek settlers in the country as early as the 18th century, most are sailors and traders, and fishermen.[2]

During the early 20th century, a number of Greek sailors and immigrants came to the country and settled. One group came to the city of Legazpi[3] on the island of Luzon who kept their Greek identities and have become distinguished public figures and intellectuals in the country[4]

Adamson University in Manila was founded by a Greek immigrant.

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