Philippine English

variety of English as is written and spoken in the Philippines

Philippine English (Tagalog: Ingles ng Pilipinas, Cebuano: Iningles Pilipinas) or Filipino English (Tagalog: Ingles Pilipino, Cebuano: Iningles Pilipino) a dialect of English spoken in the Philippines. It is the main language of government, school and business in the Philippines. It sounds similar to American English, possibly due to the United States owning the Philippines for some time. However, it has many slang words and different pronunciations, mainly derived from Asian languages and Spanish (because the Philippines was formerly a Spanish colony).



It mostly follows American spelling, except there is a British preference for the words travelled and traveller.