an island in the E central Philippines: focal point of the U.S. invasion of the Philippines 1944. 3,085 sq. mi. (7,990 sq. km).
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How to use Leyte in a sentence
After excelling in his science studies, Mapalo enrolled in the Philippines Science High School in Palo, Leyte.A tiny microbe inspired this scientist’s big dreams | Aaron Tremper | September 19, 2022 | Science News For Students
Maasin is the only place on the west coast of Leyte where a court of justice is held.
He said he was very glad I had spoken, because he was expecting a proposal by wireless from the young Sultana-elect of Leyte.The Younger Set | Robert W. Chambers
Another rising in Leyte is also put down, and the islands are saved for Spain.
The island of Leyte is considered the centre of all the islands mentioned above, because they all lie in its neighborhood.
Great purity of manners seems to prevail on the north and west coasts, but not on the east coast, nor in Leyte.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes | Toms de Comyn
British Dictionary definitions for Leyte
an island in the central Philippines, in the Visayan Islands. Chief town: Tacloban. Pop: 1 592 336 (2000). Area: 7215 sq km (2786 sq miles)
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