Chinese Filipinos or Filipino Chinese (simplified Chinese: 华菲; traditional Chinese: 華菲; pinyin: Huáfēi; Hokkien: Huâ-hui; Cantonese: Wàhfèi; Tagalog/Filipino: "Tsinoy", pronounced ) are Philippine nationals of Chinese descent, mostly born and raised in the Philippines.
Chinese Filipinos constitute one group of Overseas Chinese and are one of the largest Overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. As of 2005, Chinese Filipinos number approximately 1.5 million corresponding to 1.6% of the Philippine population.
Chinese Filipinos are well represented in all levels of Philippine society, and well integrated politically and economically. The ethnically Chinese Filipinos comprise 1.6% (1.5 million) of the population or ~25% of the population including all variants of Chinese mestizos. They comprise the 9th largest (and the largest non-indigenous) ethnic group in the country.
Chinese Filipinos are present within several commerce and business sectors in the Philippines and are estimated to own a majority of the Philippine economy.
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