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 (lā′tē, -tĕ)
An island of the east-central Philippines in the Visayan group north of Mindanao. It was sighted in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan.
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(Placename) an island in the central Philippines, in the Visayan Islands. Chief town: Tacloban. Pop: 1 592 336 (2000). Area: 7215 sq km (2786 sq miles)
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(ˈleɪ ti)

an island in the E central Philippines. 2786 sq. mi. (7215 sq. km).
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Noun1.Leyte - a battle in World War IILeyte - a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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The Philippine Army has vowed to work double-time to neutralize the remaining 15 armed fighters of the New People's Army (NPA) still running and hiding in the mountains of Leyte Island.
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The Board of Investments (BOI) is now crafting a master plan for the proposed industrial zone in Leyte seen to attract more investors in the poverty stricken province.
Flooding and landslide have displaced 94,904 persons in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Samar provinces, according to RDRRMC.
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After one hour on the plane from Manila, and five on the bus across the island of Leyte, I finally arrive in the town of Bay-bay in my native Philippines.
The newly elected president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Leyte chapter has asked local legislators to pursue formal education to be ready for local legislation.
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