Maranao

noun

Mar·​a·​nao
variants or less commonly Maranaw
¦marə¦nau̇
plural Maranao or Maranaos also Maranaw or Maranaws
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Maranao Maranáw, from ranaw lake

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“Maranao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maranao. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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