Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Welcome to Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Thank you for visiting Ethnic Groups of the Philippines and for your interest and desire to learn more about the ethnology of the Philippines. Ethnic Groups of the Philippines is an educational website.

Essentially, we encourage the reader to treat this website as a coffee table e-book that can serve as a source of information and inspire the pursuit of further studies of its content or related materials.

One of the main objectives is to expose readers to the cultural diversity of the Philippines, by introducing a collection of both existing and vanished ethnic groups, ethnolinguistic groups, languages, and immigrant groups found in the country.

Ethnic Groups of the Philippines website provides a profile of facts, figures, intelligent trivia on Filipino culture and information on festivals in the Philippines to immerse the visitor in true Filipino culture and life. The numerous photographs in the photo gallery section, province and political maps, essays on Filipino voices and articles are an armchair tourist’s guide that brings to life the great diversity of peoples and cultures in the Philippines.

Republic of the Philippines
(Republika ng Pilipinas)


116,434,200 (2023 est.)

Number of Islands:

Three main geographical divisions:
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Administrative Divisions:
81 provinces, 146 chartered cities

Philippine Peso (Php)

Cultural Articles

The Zamboangueño is a distinct creole ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines whose language flourished and survived in the area for more than 400 years. How did this come to be?