Definition of Bisayan
1. Noun. A member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines.
Group relationships: Philippines, Republic Of The Philippines
Specialized synonyms: Cebuan
Generic synonyms: Filipino
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bisayan
Literary usage of Bisayan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1904)
"Of these, panag and pani are found as verbal particles in bisayan. ... Cf. bisayan bog ho ' to be jealous.' The particle -panyi, however, is, ..."
2. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1847)
"The bisayan language is a cognate of the Tagala, though a distinct dialect. 3. ... It lies in the direct chain which runs from Luzon through the bisayan ..."