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 (mĭn′də-nä′ō, -nou′)
An island of the southern Philippines northeast of Borneo. Mindanao is the country's second largest and second most populous island.


(Placename) the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the archipelago: mountainous and volcanic. Chief towns: Davao, Zamboanga. Pop: 13 626 338 (2000). Area: (including offshore islands) 94 631 sq km (36 537 sq miles)


(ˌmɪn dəˈnɑ oʊ, -ˈnaʊ)

the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part. 10,908,730; 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km).
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Noun1.Mindanao - the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelagoMindanao - the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
Moro - a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
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It was almost impossible to remember who he was--only a petty chief of a conveniently isolated corner of Mindanao, where we could in comparative safety break the law against the traffic in firearms and ammunition with the natives.
We must provide the youth in Mindanao who cannot afford to enroll in private schools access to maritime education and training which meet the international demands and standards for Filipino seafarers," Manalo stressed.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has made it clear as a matter of policy in dealing with the Aquino administration and foreign entities that any development programme intended for Mindanao should exclude the Bangsamoro to avoid confusion and to give justice to it," Mohammad Ameen, chairperson of the MILF Secretariat said in an article posted on the front's Luwaran website.
A senior United Nations official voiced ''deep concern'' Wednesday over the recurring displacement of Filipinos in Mindanao Island, saying many of the victims are in dire need of support to live.
The MILF has been attacking our troops and bombing pylons in Mindanao," said Lt.
One of the richest island groups in the Philippines is Mindanao.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in its campaign for safe transmission in Mindanao conducted on 15 October 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City a power forum with municipal information officers of Misamis Oriental.
Malaysia, a member of the OIC, which brokered the 15-year-old peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), promised investments in palm oil plantation, rubber plantation, production of halal food, among others, in Mindanao, turf of an estimated five million Filipino-Muslims in the southern Philippines.
at a fishing port in Sangali, Zamboanga City on Mindanao in the southern Philippines.
Metrobility Optical Systems has announced that PhilCom Corporation, the premier telecommunications service provider in the Philippines, has selected and installed Metrobility's Radiance Optical Ethernet System to extend the provider's DSL capabilities throughout the Mindanao area.
Euphoria erupted nationwide when the Philippines government and a former separatist Filipino-Muslim rebel group announced last Sunday that they had agreed to strengthen the autonomous area for Filipino-Muslims in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
If young Filipinos in Mindanao can't afford to get a maritime diploma in private schools, then government should bring the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) to Mindanao, Angkla Party-list Rep.