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Moro1

[mawr-oh, mohr-oh] /ˈmɔr oʊ, ˈmoʊr oʊ/
noun, plural Moros (especially collectively) Moro.
1.
a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines.
Origin of Moro1
< Spanish < Latin Maurus Moor

Moro2

[mawr-oh, mor-oh; Italian maw-raw] /ˈmɔr oʊ, ˈmɒr oʊ; Italian ˈmɔ rɔ/
noun
1.
Aldo
[al-doh;; Italian ahl-daw] /ˈæl doʊ;; Italian ˈɑl dɔ/ (Show IPA),
1916–78, Italian lawyer, author, and statesman: prime minister 1963–68, 1974–76.
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Examples from the Web for Moro
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  • Anxiously the Moro men and women gazed at their idol, Piang.

  • And I am happy to serve a government that greets the Moro as brother.

  • The Moro is a savage, and has no idea of law and order as we understand it.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Education is one of the chief concerns of the Moro Province Government.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • You are assigned to the most interesting of the Moro provinces,—Davao.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • The development of the prison farm, the development of its Moro inmates, was Wade's life.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for Moro

Moro1

/ˈmɔːrəʊ/
noun
1.
(pl) -ros, -ro. a member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons
2.
the language of these peoples, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
Word Origin
C19: via Spanish from Latin MaurusMoor

Moro2

/Italian ˈmɔːro/
noun
1.
Aldo (ˈaldo). 1916–78, Italian Christian Democrat statesman; prime minister of Italy (1963–68; 1974–76) and minister of foreign affairs (1965–66; 1969–72; 1973–74). He negotiated the entry of the Italian Communist Party into coalition government before being kidnapped by the Red Brigades in 1978 and murdered
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Word Origin and History for Moro

"Muslim Malay of the Philippines," 1886, from Spanish Moro, literally "Moor" (see Moor).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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