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Mas·ba·te

 (mäs-bä′tē, -tĕ)
An island of the central Philippines south of Luzon. Its gold mines have been worked for centuries.

Masbate

(mæsˈbɑːtɪ)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the central Philippines, between Negros and SE Luzon: agricultural, with resources of gold, copper, and manganese. Pop (Masbate province): 707 668 (2000). Area: 4045 sq km (1562 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the capital of this island, a port in the northeast. Pop: 71 441 (2000)

Mas•ba•te

(mɑsˈbɑ ti)

n.
one of the central islands of the Philippines. 584,520; 1262 sq. mi. (3269 sq. km).