from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the largest ethnic group indigenous to the Philippines, found in the Visayan Islands.
  • n. The Austronesian language of the Visayans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Visayans or the Visayas.
  • proper n. A member of the largest nation in the Philippines.
  • proper n. A continuum of some 21 dialects, or a group of some 21 languages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of the most numerous of the native races of the Philippines, occupying the Visayan Islands and the northern coast Mindanao; also, their language. The Visayans possessed a native culture and alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Visayas.
  • n. The language of the Visayas.
  • n. Same as Visaya.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines


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  • He starts out a little slow, shy even, but warms up as he speaks to the crowd in their - and his - native Visayan dialect.

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  • When her uncle and aunt returned later that morning to resume chaperoning her, she gabbled in her own language, Visayan, and they hugged him, and laughed.


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  • Gays, or bayots, in my Visayan dialect, are pretty open about their sexual expression and people seem to accept them at least, insofar that I've gathered from visiting.

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  • Not much larger than a dog, the short-legged, rainforest-dwelling deer that feeds at night is the largest endemic species of the west Visayan islands.

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  • I am Cebuana so I speak Visayan but then since working with foreigners all the time,I often forget how to say some words in my dialect and just revert to English when I can't remember.



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