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[dah-vou, dah-vou]
  1. a seaport on SE Mindanao, in the S Philippines.
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Historical Examples of davao

  • You are assigned to the most interesting of the Moro provinces,—Davao.


    Charles Goff Thomson

  • Their home is at the foot of the volcano of Apo (Davao, in Mindanao).

  • Davao is on the island of Mindanao, the largest in the Philippines.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Their territory forms part of the parish and missions of Davao.

  • This number is exclusive of the garrisons of Zamoanga and Davao.

British Dictionary definitions for davao


  1. a port in the S Philippines, in SE Mindanao. Pop: 1 326 000 (2005 est)
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