Your country, your citizens..

@raijin (10371)
Philippines
November 12, 2007 9:56pm CST
Well I just wonder what should a foreigner call you when they pertain to your country, like Americans are from America. But what about those other people from other countries, what do you want them to call you? So I'll start, like I am from the Philippines and I should be called as a FILIPINO. I hail from the province of Cavite, so you can also refer to me as Caviteño. Can you share me some information about your place of origin, your country and what should I call you? A little curiosity, that I know will help lots of people who don't know how to address you according to your place of origin and your country. So simple, yet informative so let's get it on!;)
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@Ohara_1983 (4119)
• Kuwait
13 Nov 07
I am a FILIPINA (Babae ako eh):) Came from the land of " MAITUM SARANGANI PROVINCE" - One of the most beautiful place in PI. My province is the 2nd place for the " water cleanliness in whole PI and also WINNER for the child friendly. We have also little boracay there;)Lot's of cleaned beaches, water falls, rice fields, farms and also they aslo water tubing. Any way just call me "MAITUMIAN'S";)Blessed be...
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Thank you for providing some informations, I think "maitumian" is hard for me to speak out!;) If you'll allow, GEN SANite would be cool!;)
• Kuwait
13 Nov 07
No. It's not hard. That is ILOCANO word. But I am a visaya. hay... tagalog man kasi ikaw. hehehehe;) In my province the people who lived there are mixed. Katulad ng dingdong ba. There are ILOCANO, ILONGO, VISAYA, TAGALOG, MUSLIM AND T'BOLI. But the most popular is ILOCANO awan edtoy awan edjay.hahahahaha:D
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• Kuwait
13 Nov 07
Also my province a little bit far from GENSAN. You have to traveled 2 and a half hours. Before the MAITUM, there are 2 provinces that you pass by. The MAASIM and KIAMBA.
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
18 Nov 07
hello. nice to be back. ofcourse, i was born and grew up in the philippines so i am called a filipino. but i like the sound of PINOY, too. i was born in manila so, i am tagalog. i grew up in davao city so, i can also be called davaoeno. here in sweden, people are called swedes. take care. anne
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
From Manila to Davao, now you're there in Sweden and happily enjoying time with your partner!;) Yes, Manileña and Davaoeña are the termsused for people who came from those places!;)
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Once, they called us Americans colonists and some still call us Yanks. Also, we are often identified by the state we hail from. I'm a Pennsylvanian which means I'm from the Quaker State but I'm not a Quaker. We don't get called by nicknames but some do. If someone is from Wisconsin, they might be a Wisconsin but they could also be a "cheesehead" and someone from Arkansas could be a Arkansian or a "razorback".
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Thank you for providing more thoughful answer my dear friend, irisheyes!;) I really appreciated all the terminologies and examples you've given here, your answer is more than what I was looking for!;)
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
17 Nov 07
Well I was born in Australia so that makes me an Australian. The state I live in is New South Wales so I'm a New South Welshman, even though I'm female. When I lived in Queensland, I was a Queenslander. Someone from Victoria is Victorian, Tasmania, Tasmanian, Western Austalia, Western Australian, South Australia, South Australian and I have no idea what someone from the Northern Territory is called...lol.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Thanks, so it seems you 've been to places!;)
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi raijin.Well i would like people just to say "Canadian".Short,simple and sweet.In canada we have alot of indian tribes that date way back to their original ancestory ans still live on the same reserves that their ancestors have in the past.They mostly own all of canada,well suppose to but the government took alot of land away from them,especially the crown land thats full of protected trees that no on can cut or log.Alot of fights break out over the lands in canada,especially in alberta and british columbia,where its woods gallore. Peanutjar:)
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I have a brother-in-law living in Alberta, a filipino who migrated there!;) Thank you for sharing some informations about your country and your citizens, I also appreciated your sharing about the native indians in your place. I'm not that much familiar about them, so it is good to learn new facts about it!;)
@GardenGerty (128751)
• United States
13 Nov 07
In that line, I am an American, but I am from Kansas, so I am a Kansan. We could break it down further, but I do not know what I would be called as being a resident of McPherson--maybe I am a McPhersonite. This should be interesting to see.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Thank you for providing information about your place, it is indeed interesting and I hope that we could learn from each other who we are not aware of their people and nation!;)
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Nov 07
Hello Dear, I am from Croatia and you would call me HRVATICA or as I am from Dalmatia region you can use DALMATINKA or DALMOSICA!Warm Regards Silvana
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
That's nice to know my friend, I'm not familiar that much with Croatia so I thank you for opening this one up!;)
@SViswan (12065)
• India
13 Nov 07
Keralite woman - Typical woman of Kerala
Well, I'm basically from India (though I grew up in the Middle East). So, I'm Indian. I'm from a state called Kerala which is at the southern most end of India. So, you can call me a Keralite as well or a Malayali (the language we speak is Malayalam). That's a typical Keralite woman for you:) But actually I would call myself CONFUSED 'coz I've got a mixed bag in my head...a little bit of Keralite...a little bit Indian...a little bit of Arabic and a little bit of Western culture.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Don't be confused, you are what you are and it is obviously by the way you look!;)
@SViswan (12065)
• India
14 Nov 07
lol..confused only because I can't categorize myself anywhere. Btw..that's not a pic of me..it's only a typical Keralite woman. I don't have the conventional Keralite looks...that's another reason why I stick out like a soar thumb when I visit my relatives.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Thank you, but I am not pertaining to the picture when I said "by the way you look." It is in you, of how you would want to consider yourself as either a Keralite, ot Malayali.. =)
@pinay81 (1537)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
hi raijin im also from Philippines and i should called also Filipino,Filipina (Pinay-Pinoy)) and i leave in manila(Manileno or Manilena) and Province of Nueva Ecija (Nuevacijana or Nuevacijano) i like always using Pinay to all site that i join also my blogsite i use PINAY if is it still available to use it:-)
• United States
13 Nov 07
the people of the United States should be called hypocrits.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I've been to Nueva Ecija, but that was long time ago. I enjoyed walking on rice fields, it's a typical filipino countryside!;) Thank you for sharing, good day and happy posting.
@dianiraj (27)
• Kenya
13 Nov 07
Hi, This should be an easy one! I am from India and we are called as Indians. However I am currently working in Kenya and here people are called as Kenyans. The local language is Kiswahili. My native language is Tamil. The national language of India is Hindi though there are over 1500 languages and dialects! I was born and brought up in Bangalore and there we are called as Bangaloreans.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Thank you dianiraj, you have shared alot and provided great informations about your antion and other's as well..
@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Hi raijin, I born in Olongapo so I'm Olongaponian but since I was a teen we already moved here in Manila so I'm Manilanian now.
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Olongapo's a great place, I've been there many times already but haven't visited for the past three years now!;)
@amitmeer (97)
• India
13 Nov 07
INDIA.. Indian