Different names given of the Philippines?
The following are the names given to the Philippines before the country got it's official name: "Republic of the Philippines"
- Las Islas Filipinas
- Islas del Poniente
- San Lázaro
- República Filipina (Malolos Congress proclamation)
- Philippine Islands (by American colonial authorities)
The Philippines tropical storm names are different that than those of the United States. Their names are compiled in a pre-existing list that is rotated annually and repeated every four years. The lists consist of both male and female names that fall in alphabetical order. A list of names can be found from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Some suggests lots of name for the Philippines. Even more bizzare was the idea that it was part of atlantis which was supposedly sunked. The earliest RECORDED name of the Philippines was Ma'yi, which was what the Chinese called this country during barter trade. after that we were discovered by the Spaniards and renamed "isalas de san lazaro" then after that "islas de felipe" then Philippines came ---Well, in some maps today that shows the…
Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. The name was given by the explorer Villalobos around 1543. Since the "F" sound is not part of the traditional Tagalog phonetics (although some local dialects have it), the term has also been modified to "Pilipinas" (as in Republika ng Pilipinas)