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.

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

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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What makes Cebu and Visayan Islands quite different from a number of tourist destinations in the Philippines is that it offers a fusion of island life, historical sites and a metropolis.
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Recent estimates suggest just 200 warty pigs are left in their native habitat in the Visayan Islands in the Philippines - the rarest of all wild pigs.
The Filipino expats living in Oman responded to the recent calamities that ravaged the Visayan Islands leaving thousands homeless and helpless.
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47) Mid eighteenth century Augustinian and Dominican missions to the Visayan islands report the presence of 'wizards' able to change themselves into crocodiles or other animals to commit murder, and of sorcerers whose magic is able to cause or cure various sicknesses.