List of Philippine place names of English origin

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As a consequence of former American and, also earlier for a short period, British sovereignty over the islands that are now the Philippines, there are many places in the country with English names.

English has been one of the country's two official languages since independence from the United States in 1946. As a result, many place names have either been translated to or given new English names. The name Philippines is itself anglicised from the islands' Spanish name, Filipinas.

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Barrios and Districts[edit]

Islands[edit]

Mountains and Volcanoes[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Highways and roads[edit]

This is not an exhaustive list.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Northern Dispatch Weekly, retrieved 2012
  2. ^ "Derrotero del Archipiélago filipino". us.archive.org. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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