- a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands.
Spanish Bi·sa·yas [bee-sah-yahs] /biˈsɑ yɑs/.
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This is the reason why the English verbs to can, to be able, are not translated into Bisaya.
The diminutives are formed in Bisaya by means of the adjective diutay.
A great number of nouns and verbs are compounded in Bisaya by means of roots and particles.
Magtampuhan siya sa Bisayà, He contributes regularly to Bisaya.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
These beautiful central islands of the Philippines are inhabited by Bisaya.A History of the Philippines
David P. Barrows
- a group of seven large and several hundred small islands in the central Philippines. Chief islands: Negros and Panay. Pop: 15 528 346 (2000). Area: about 61 000 sq km (23 535 sq miles)Spanish name: Bisayas
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