- one of the central islands of the Philippines. 1262 sq. mi. (3269 sq. km).
- a city on this island.
Examples from the Web for masbate
Historical Examples of masbate
They appear in considerable numbers in Masbate, Negros and elsewhere in the archipelago.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
In that he did excellent work and obtained much fruit in Masbate.
They founded their headquarters in Mobo,66 a famous village of Masbate.
Masbate, the largest, has traces of gold and some fine copper mines, but the gold has never paid well.
Masbate is sixty leguas from Manila, in a latitude lying between twelve and thirteen degrees.
- an island in the central Philippines, between Negros and SE Luzon: agricultural, with resources of gold, copper, and manganese. Pop (Masbate province): 707 668 (2000). Area: 4045 sq km (1562 sq miles)
- the capital of this island, a port in the northeast. Pop: 71 441 (2000)