Visayan Islands


Visayan Islands
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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Group of islands, central Philippines.

Covering 23,944 sq mi (62,015 sq km), they are surrounded by the Visayan, Samar, and Camotes seas. The main islands are Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, and Samar. These islands and their smaller neighbours make up the central group of the Ph ilippine archipelago. Agriculture and fishing are important. The major urban centres are Cebu City on Cebu and Iloilo City on Panay.

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  • Visayan Islands — Visa′yan Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands in the central Philippines, including Panay, Negros, Cebú, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Masbate, and smaller islands Spanish, Bisayas …   From formal English to slang

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  • Visayan Islands — geographical name islands central Philippines between Luzon & Mindanao see Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, Romblon, Samar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Visayan Islands — isl. group, CEN. Philippines; 23,621 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

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  • Visayan — also Bisayan noun Date: 1951 1. a member of any of several peoples in the Visayan Islands, Philippines 2. the group of Austronesian languages of the Bisayans …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Visayan — Vi•sa•yan [[t]vɪˈsaɪ ən[/t]] also Bisayan n. 1) peo a member of any of a group of peoples living in the Visayan Islands 2) peo the closely related Austronesian languages of these peoples …   From formal English to slang


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