from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of boat used by the natives of the Phillippine Islands at the time of the conquest. The modern boat of this kind is called barangayan.
  • noun In the Philippine Islands, the community which, under the Spanish government, formed the constituent element of the pueblo.


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  • Tagalog, moll?

    February 3, 2009

  • Yes, bilby. The smallest political unit in the Philippines, equivalent to a town or village.

    February 16, 2009