a seaport on SW Mindanao, in the S Philippines. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for zamboanga

Historical Examples of zamboanga

  • Zamboanga, which is over 400 miles south of Manila, is cooler than the capital.

  • That during the journey to Zamboanga he had refused to pray in christian form.

  • That the number of arms brought to Zamboanga by Sulu chiefs was excessive.

  • The Commander of the expedition was so discouraged that he returned to Zamboanga and resigned.

  • Terry, I thought you had a date in Zamboanga on the twenty-sixth!


    Charles Goff Thomson

British Dictionary definitions for zamboanga



a port in the Philippines, on SW Mindanao on Basilan Strait: founded by the Spanish in 1635; tourist centre, with fisheries. Pop: 716 000 (2005 est)
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