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Filipino speaking countries

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

With 125,682 native speakers, Filipino has the highest prevalence in Japan. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 33 percent is on the Northern Mariana Islands. A total of about 182,260.0 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 %16,000
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 unlikely to be listed here.