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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.
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(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
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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.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 main building used to be the Iloilo City Hall before it was donated to UP, Randy Madrid, director of the Center for West Visayan Studies, said in an interview.
Martin Romualdez, who chairs the House committee on rules, appealed to the 44-strong Visayan bloc to help assure the swift passage of the expenditure plan.
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Major Jason Baria, the spokesperson of Police Regional Office, identified the fatality as Melchor 'Iking' Hermo of Purok Libra, Visayan Village, Tagum City.
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Boracay landed the first place in Conde Nast's "Best Island in the World" category, while "Cebu and Visayan Islands" and Palawan ranked second and third place, respectively.
TWIN Visayan warty piglets forage for food at Chester Zoo.
RARE PIGLETS SNOUT AND ABOUTTWIN Visayan warty pigs - a species listed by conservationists as critically endangered - have made their debut at Chester Zoo (pictured).
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.