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Visayan Islands

plural noun
  1. a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands.
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Spanish Bi·sa·yas [bee-sah-yahs] /biˈsɑ yɑs/.
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Historical Examples of bisaya

  • This is the reason why the English verbs to can, to be able, are not translated into Bisaya.

    English-Bisaya Grammar


  • 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.

  • These beautiful central islands of the Philippines are inhabited by Bisaya.

British Dictionary definitions for bisaya

Visayan Islands

pl n
  1. 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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