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Filipinos as Malay: Historicizing an Identity

@inproceedings{Curaming2011FilipinosAM,
  title={Filipinos as Malay: Historicizing an Identity},
  author={Rommel A. Curaming},
  year={2011}
}
“Googling” the key words “Filipinos as Malay” produces thousands of at least minimally relevant results. Among other possibilities, it suggests the idea’s widespread currency. In a site called Yahoo! Answers, for instance, someone posted a question, “Filipinos, do you know that you look like Malays?”1 It elicited a lengthy thread of comments. A quick reply from someone codenamed Mercie, had this to say: “They are of Malay origins, that’s why ... And yes[,] Filipinos have always known that ...”2… 
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