Masbate

[ mahs-bah-tuh ]
/ mɑsˈbɑ tə /

noun

one of the central islands of the Philippines. 1262 sq. mi. (3269 sq. km).
a city on this island.

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Masbate
/ (mæsˈbɑːtɪ) /

noun

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)
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