[ pah-lah-wahn ]
/ pɑˈlɑ wɑn /
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an island in the W Philippines. 5,697 sq. mi. (14,755 sq. km).
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Words nearby Palawan
palato-alveolar, palatogram, palatography, Palau, palaver, Palawan, palazzo, palazzo pants, pale, palea, palearctic
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How to use Palawan in a sentence
The easternmost island of the Palawan Group, Busvagan,17 was at the time just in sight from the deck, to the southwest.
The easternmost island of the Palawan group, Busuanga, was at the time just in sight from the deck, to the southwest.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
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
British Dictionary definitions for Palawan
/ (Spanish paˈlavan) /
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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