Basilan

[ buh-see-lahn ]
/ bəˈsi lɑn /
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noun

an island in the Philippines, SW of Mindanao. 495 sq. mi. (1282 sq. km).
Formerly Isabela. a city on this island.

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Basilan

/ (bəˈsiːlɑːn, bæˈsiːlæn) /

noun

a group of islands in the Philippines, SW of Mindanao
the main island of this group, separated from Mindanao by the Basilan Strait . Area: 1282 sq km (495 sq miles)
a city on Basilan Island. Pop: 381 000 (2005 est)
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