Mindanao

[ min-duh-nah-oh, -nou; Spanish meen-dah-nou ]
/ ˌmɪn dəˈnɑ oʊ, -ˈnaʊ; Spanish ˌmin dɑˈnaʊ /

noun

the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the group. 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km).

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Mindanao

British Dictionary definitions for Mindanao

Mindanao
/ (ˌmɪndəˈnaʊ) /

noun

the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the archipelago: mountainous and volcanic. Chief towns: Davao, Zamboanga. Pop: 13 626 338 (2000). Area: (including offshore islands) 94 631 sq km (36 537 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012