a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands.
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Spanish Bi·sa·yas [bee-sah-yahs] /biˈsɑ yɑs/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Visayan Islands
a group of seven large and several hundred small islands in the central Philippines. Chief islands: Negros and Panay. Pop: 15 528 346 (2000). Area: about 61 000 sq km (23 535 sq miles)Spanish name: Bisayas
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