Maranao

noun
Mar·a·nao
variants: or less commonly Maranaw \¦marə¦nau̇ \
plural Maranao or Maranaos also Maranaw or Maranaws

Definition of Maranao 

1a : a Moro people inhabiting the area around Lake Lanao and certain parts of central Cotabato province, Mindanao, Philippines, and northern Borneo

b : a member of such people

2 : the Austronesian language of the Maranao people

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History and Etymology for Maranao

Spanish, from Maranao Maranáw, from ranaw lake

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