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[Spanish mah-rin-doo-ke]
  1. an island of the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindora islands. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for marinduque

Historical Examples

  • However, some good towns, like Pinamalayan, are waking up as the result of immigration from Marinduque.

    The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)

    Dean Conant Worcester

  • The island of Marinduque, lying about three leagues from this island, is divided into encomiendas.

  • Father Marcelo was in Mindanao at that time, and another father in Marinduque, and accordingly they remained here.

  • On Monday a favorable wind took us, at a quicker rate, past Marinduque and the rocky islet of Elefante, which lies in front of it.

  • The islands of Leyte and Marinduque, and certain districts in the large island of Luzon yield the finest quality of hemp.

    The Philippine Islands

    Ramon Reyes Lala

British Dictionary definitions for marinduque


  1. an island of the central Philippines, east of Mindoro: forms, with offshore islets, a province of the Philippines. Capital: Boac. Pop (Marinduque province): 217 392 (2000). Area: 960 sq km (370 sq miles)
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