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  1. an island in the W Philippines. 5697 sq. mi. (14,755 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of palawan

  • The pearl fisheries of Palawan were the property of the Sultan of Sulu.

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    Sargent Kayme

  • They inhabit a strip of land north of Bubayan Creek, Palawan.

  • They inhabit the island of Palawan (Paragua) and the Calamianes.

  • Some are sent to the mainland of Palawan and others to Antique.

    Philippine Mats

    Hugo H. Miller

  • The Tagbanúas are said to be the most numerous of the inhabitants of Palawan.

British Dictionary definitions for palawan


  1. an island of the SW Philippines between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea: the westernmost island in the country; mountainous and forested. Capital: Puerto Princesa. Pop (Palawan province): 755 412 (2000). Area: 11 785 sq km (4550 sq miles)
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