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"Wednesday, Iceland’s Supreme Court ordered that the body of Bobby Fischer, the former champion, be disinterred to determine if he is the father of Jinky Young, a 9-year-old Philippines girl, according to a report by Agence France-Presse." - New York Times, June 17, 2010

My dictionary says that Philippines is a noun, not an adjective. The way it is used in the above sentence is grammatically the same as saying a France girl or a Spain girl. I know that in English sounding good sometimes overrides grammaticality. Does a Philippines girl sound good to native ears or should this be considered a mistake?

CB
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Hi!
Cool BreezePhilippines girl
As a Filipino, I'd say, I never heard it used before.
I wonder if this is possible to say.
I also want to know. Emotion: smile
My apologies for the typo in the title of the thread.Emotion: embarrassed Dictionaries sayPhilippine and Filipino are the adjectives corresponding to Philippines. However, Philippines as an adjective may be common even though it isn't in the dictionaries. I just don't know.

CB