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An island of the east-central Philippines in the Visayan Islands northeast of Leyte in the Samar Sea, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. The island was the first in the archipelago to be sighted by Magellan (1521).
(Placename) an island in the E central Philippines, separated from S Luzon by the San Bernardino Strait: the third largest island in the republic. Capital: Catbalogan. Pop: 641 124 (2000). Area: 13 080 sq km (5050 sq miles)
an island in the E central Philippines. 1,200,592; 5309 sq. mi. (13,750 sq. km).