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 n.— «Of late, there has been the coinage of this term “tsinoy,” purportedly to mean Chinese-Filipino.» —“Greetings in the Lunar New Year” by Linda Grace Cariño Sun Star (Baguio City, Philippines) Jan. 31, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • There’s a website, (http://tsinoy.com/), where you can get more citations for the word Tsinoy.

    And this is from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Filipino):

    “Tsinoy” (pronunciation (help ·info)) derived from two words: “Tsino” (meaning “Chinese”) and “Pinoy” (the slang word for “Filipino”) is a person of Chinese ancestry but raised in the Philippines.


    Chinese mestizos are those in the Philippines of mixed Chinese and either Filipino or Spanish (or both) ancestry. They make up about 11.5% of the country’s total population (those who are pure Chinese make up 2% of the population). A number of Chinese mestizos have surnames that reflect their heritage, mostly two or three syllables that have Chinese roots (e.g., the full name of a Chinese ancestor) with a Spanish phonetic spelling. The Chinese mestizos may also be known as Tsinoys (alternatively spelled as “Chinoy”), although this term may also refer to the full-blooded Chinese Filipinos; and/or Chinito, a term that largely denotes physical characteristics (referring to slanted eyes) rather than ethnic/cultural.

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