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[bih-sahy-uh n]
noun, plural Bi·sa·yans, (especially collectively) Bi·sa·yan.
  1. Visayan.
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Examples from the Web for bisayan

Historical Examples

  • For rice there are no less than sixty-five words in Bisayan; for bamboo, twenty.

    A Visit to the Philippine Islands

    John Bowring

  • The Bisayan has more Malay words than have the dialects spoken in Luzon.

  • Volunteers and Bisayan corsairs were called to aid the regular troops.

    The History of Sulu

    Najeeb M. Saleeby

  • Up to date about two hundred Bisayan Indians have died, most of them from diseases.

  • In Tagalog and Bisayan the letter “n” is dropped and the word is pronounced “be-lat′-ic.”

    Negritos of Zambales

    William Allan Reed

British Dictionary definitions for bisayan


  1. a variant of Visayan
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