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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Negros, with the other islands of the group commonly known as Visayan, forms a province which is under the supervision of a governor who has his headquarters in the island of
A team of researchers in the Philippines discovered signs of continued existence of the rare Visayan spotted deer.
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, president of Visayan Forum, a Philippine NGO campaigning against human trafficking, explains: "The majority of Filipinos believe that finding work outside the country is the only way to have a better life."
He starts out a little slow, shy even, but warms up as he speaks to the crowd in their - and his - native Visayan dialect.
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.
What a scary thought that must be for the Visayan conservatives.
My parents are from Eastern Samar, Philippines, an historic island in the Visayan island chain.
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.
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.
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.