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 (bĭ-sī′ən, -sä′-) also Bi·sa·ya (-sī′ə, -sä′-)
Variant of Visayan.

Bi·sa′yan adj.
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(Peoples) a variant of Visayan
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bisayan - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Tagalog, Bisaya, Kapampangan, "Taglish") -- and with their particular sense of fun and grit.
Forty-year-old fisherman Jessie Bisaya said he was awestruck when Hollande shook his hand next to a seaside row of shanties where he lives.
She explained that she has a thick Bisaya accent and Cebuanos are more comfortable to speak in English because their Tagalog accent is really bad.
Las lenguas descritas en tales artes, a lo que sabemos, fueron el tagalo, el bisaya (cebuano, panayano, leytano, etc.), el pampango, el ibanag, el bicol, el ilocano, el pangasinan, el tirura, el batan, el maguindanao, el bagobo, asi como diversos dialectos de algunas de estas lenguas principales.
Working amongst the Bisaya, an ethnic group settled along the Limbang and Trusan rivers, Ro quickly learnt their language by living as a working member of a Bisaya family.
"Looy," sometimes spelled "luoy" is Bisaya for "pitiful." Personnel of the Army's 6th Infantry Battaliona unit of the 603rd Brigade under the 6th Infantry Divisionvisited the students there to distribute school supplies and books.
The event will not only give toast to the humble sugarcane, but also highlights the best of culinary arts in Negros Occidental through the much-awaited Sabor Bisaya exhibit and contest, as part of the activities.
Forty-three groups each got one seat: Senior Citizens, Magsasaka, APEC, Gabriela, An Waray, Coop-Natcco, ACT Teachers, Philreca, Ako Bisaya, Tingog Sinirangan, Abono, Buhay, Duterte Youth, Kalinga, PBA, Alona, Recoboda, BH, Bahay, CWS, Abang Lingkod, A-Teacher, BHW, Sagip, TUCP, Magdalo, GP, Manila Teachers, RAM, Anakalusugan, Ako Padayon, Aambis-Owa, Kusug Tausug, Dumper PTDA, TGP, Patrol, Amin, Agap, LPGMA, OFW Family, Kabayan, Diwa and Kabataan.
Bisaya, which is a dialect with largely Cebuano and some Hiligaynon words, is widely spoken in Mindanao as well as Chavacano, Maguindanao, Maranao and Tagalog among others.
Bapak Guru Orang Bisaya. A Pioneer in Social Experimentation in Sarawak: Ro Bewsher, 1910-1998.
Likewise, he showed the white draped outfit he made for Daphne Lagon, wife of Ako Bisaya Party-list representative Sonny Lagon.