- 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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During 1776 and 1777 he and other Sulus harassed the Bisayas and ravaged the coast of Cebu.The History of Sulu
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Large quantities of rice are exported to Manila, to Albay, and to Bisayas.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
Spanish sovereignty was again confined to Luzon and the Bisayas.A History of the Philippines
David P. Barrows
He went to that of the Bisayas, which even yet bewails the cost to them of that visit.
The manufacture of cigars is allowed throughout the Bisayas, but not for sale at Manila or elsewhere.A Visit to the Philippine Islands
- the Spanish name for the Visayan Islands
- 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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