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 (vĭ-sī′ən, -sä′-) also Bi·sa·yan (bĭ-sī′ən, -sä′-) or Bi·sa·ya (bĭ-sī′ə, -sä′-)
1. A member of the largest ethnic group indigenous to the Philippines, found in the Visayan Islands.
2. Any of the Austronesian languages spoken by the Visayans.

[Cebuano (Visayan language of Cebu) Bisaya, and kindred terms in other Visayan languages .]

Vi·sa′yan adj.


(vɪˈsɑːjən) or


n, pl -yans or -yan
(Peoples) a member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines
(Peoples) of or relating to this people


(vɪˈsaɪ ən)

also Bisayan

1. a member of any of a group of peoples living in the Visayan Islands.
2. the closely related Austronesian languages of these peoples.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Visayan - a member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Cebuan - inhabitant of the island of Cebu; a member of the Visayan people of the Philippines
Filipino - a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
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The most serious incident occurred in December when Elvis, a male Visayan warty pig, attacked his partner Manilla, who had just given birth to a piglet, killing both.
Haiyan was a Category 5 to 4 typhoon with sustained winds of 190-plus mph as it went over the Visayan Islands before hitting Vietnam and China as a weaker storm.
The Philippine firm will use the proceeds to cover a portion of an investment in the 18-MW San Carlos BioPower biomass power plant project on the Visayan Islands, one of the Philippinesa[euro](tm) three principal geographical divisions.
The development will bring together a range of animals including the Indonesian rhinoceros hornbill, Sumatran orang-utan, Sumatran tiger and the Visayan Warty pig.
The deal with Visayan Electric Company (VECO) in Cebu City allows the bank to provide its one bill auto-charge facility for credit card customers.