Why did the Spanish colonized the Philippines?

Why did the Spanish colonized the Philippines?

Spain had three objectives in its policy toward the Philippines, its only colony in Asia: to acquire a share in the spice trade, to develop contacts with China and Japan in order to further Christian missionary efforts there, and to convert the Filipinos to Christianity.

What is the name of Philippines before Spanish era?

The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain. They were then called Las Felipinas.

Who came to the Philippines first?

Ferdinand Magellan

What percentage of Filipino DNA is Spanish?

Currently only about 0.

Does every Filipino have Spanish blood?

Filipinos belong to the Austronesian ethnic group of the Southeast Asian region. ... There are still a few Filipinos and prominent Filipino families today who are of pure Spanish ancestry. Nevertheless, Stanford University had stated that only 1–3% of the Philippine population had minimal degrees of Spanish blood.

What race is Malay?

Malays (Malay: Orang Melayu, Jawi: أورڠ ملايو, Rejang: ꥆꥋꤽꥏ ꤸꥍꤾꤿꥈ) are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the Malay Peninsula, Eastern Sumatra of Indonesia, coastal Borneo and Southern Thailand, as well as the smaller islands which lie between these locations — areas that are collectively known as the Malay world.

How many times has Kobe visited the Philippines?

Kobe Bryant has always been hugely popular in the Philippines, where basketball is the national sport and obsession. He visited the country seven times over the years, winning him the affection of Philippine basketball fans.

Which is the biggest race in the world?

The world's largest ethnic group is Han Chinese, with Mandarin being the world's most spoken language in terms of native speakers. The world's population is predominantly urban and suburban, and there has been significant migration toward cities and urban centres.

What is difference between race and ethnicity?

These two concepts (race and ethnicity) are often confused despite their subtle differences. Race includes phenotypic characteristics such as skin color, whereas ethnicity also encompasses cultural factors such as nationality, tribal affiliation, religion, language and traditions of a particular group.