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  1. a city in the Philippines, on NE Mindanao.
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Historical Examples

  • Dr. Montano mentions a case which happened in Butuan in December, 1879.

    The Inhabitants of the Philippines

    Frederic H. Sawyer

  • The convent of Butuan is situated on the shore of the river.

  • From that place a contingent was sent to Butuan to make friends with the chief.

  • On p. 348, he says that he saw many utensils of gold in the house of the Raja or King of Butuan.

  • It is satisfactory to learn that the commandant at Butuan made him disgorge, and freed the hill-men from their heavy debt.