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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.
Mindanao will get a bigger share of the national budget for 2019, Finance Secretary Carlos G.
4 billion will be rolled out in Mindanao to bolster economic activity in the region, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G.
The House committee on higher and technical education approved this week the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bills 1708 and 2498, both seeking to establish the University of the Philippines (UP) in Zamboanga City to serve students especially from Western Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Mindanao is keeping a tight watch over Tropical Storm Basyang, earlier projected to trek on the path of Typhoon Vinta that hit the area in December last year, bringing torrential rains and flooded a wide swath of eastern and northern Mindanao.
MANILA, Philippines A brewing weather disturbance over the Pacific Ocean may hit Eastern Mindanao in areas ravaged by Tropical Storm Vinta on New Year's Day, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned yesterday.
Global Banking News-May 29, 2017--UnionBank to expand mobile banking in Mindanao
Summary: Davao City is the most populous of the cities in Mindanao with 1,632,991 residents
Rodrigo Duterte, set to become the Philippines' next president, is the first leader of the country to come from the conflict-wracked southern region of Mindanao.
Mayors from Mindanao have become more eager to push the materialization of the long-dreamed Mindanao Railway System (MRS) which they hope to expect initial operations by 2013.
Philippine President Joseph Estrada on Monday promised "a new beginning" for his two-year-old presidency with a pledge to fast-track the development of the strife-torn southern island of Mindanao and to achieve stronger growth for the economy as a whole.
The Mindanao Coordinating Council (MCC), Estrada said, will coordinate efforts ''to ensure the integration, synchronization and accelerated implementation of plans, program and projects to rehabilitate Mindanao, specially in the areas affected by the conflict.