Filipino Americans

Filipino-American Population

Fil-Am or FilAm is short for Filipino-American. A slang word used by some is Flip. Most Filipino-Americans have a fondness for the words Pinoy and Pinay, meaning Filipino and Filipina, respectively.

Fil-Americans are the second largest subgroup among Asian-Americans. Filipinos began emigrating in significant numbers to the United States in 1898 after the Spanish-American War.

There are now about four million Filipino Americans in the United States, approximately 1.5% of the country's population. They speak a wide array of Philippine languages — Tagalog, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Bikolano, etc. 

Read more: Filipino-American Population


Page 1 of 4