The Philippines is made up of a colorful diversity of peoples, with over 80 ethnic languages spoken in the country. Below is a tree of the Philippine ethnolinguistic groups, compiled from different studies*, as well as personal knowledge.
The most dominant of the Philippine ethnic groups are the Tagalog, followed by the Bisaya and the Ilocano. On the other hand, minority ethnic groups are getting more and more marginalized, their native languages slowly dying. It is believed that a federal government for the Philippines would resolve this threat, especially where it is configured to empower all ethnic groups by setting up, not just federal states, but ethnic states.