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Filipino speaking countries

Filipino is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 5 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 33%, it is most widespread on the Northern Mariana Islands. A total of about 184,912.0 people worldwide speak Filipino as their mother tongue.
Distribution Filipino

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
JapanEast Asiano0.1 %126,000
GuamMicronesiano21.2 %36,000
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesiano32.8 %19,000
Cayman IslandsCaribbeanno3.3 %2,000
PalauMicronesiano10.8 %2,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Filipino as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.