Hiligaynon

noun

Hil·​i·​gay·​non
variants or less commonly Hiligainon
ˌhiləˈgīnən
plural Hiligaynon or Hiligaynons also Hiligainon or Hiligainons
1
a
: a Bisayan people inhabiting Panay and part of Negros, Philippines
b
: a member of the Hiligaynon people
2
: an Austronesian language of the Hiligaynon people related to but not mutually intelligible with Cebuan and frequently considered a dialect of Bisayan

Word History

Etymology

native name on Panay

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“Hiligaynon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hiligaynon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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