Visayan Islands


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Visayan Islands

An island group of the central Philippines in and around the Visayan Sea between Luzon and Mindanao.
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Visayan Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of seven large and several hundred small islands in the central Philippines. Chief islands: Negros and Panay. Pop: 15 528 346 (2000). Area: about 61 000 sq km (23 535 sq miles). Spanish name: Bisayas
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Visa′yan Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands. Spanish, Bisayas.
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Noun1.Visayan Islands - group of islands in the central Philippines
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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The Israeli firm will be exploring for oil in an area just northeast of Palawan, within the vast sea bounded in the north by Mindoro, in the east by the Visayan islands, in the southeast by Mindano and Sulu, in the southwest by Borneo, and in the west by Palawan.
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The Filipino expats living in Oman responded to the recent calamities that ravaged the Visayan Islands leaving thousands homeless and helpless.