Pam·​pan·​gan | \ pämˈpäŋgən \
variants: or less commonly Pampanga \ -​gə \ or Pampango \ -​ŋ(ˌ)gō \
plural Pampangan or Pampangans also Pampanga or Pampangas or Pampango or Pampangos

Definition of Pampangan

1a : a Christianized people of central Luzon, Philippines
b : a member of such people
2 : the Austronesian language of the Pampangan people

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History and Etymology for Pampangan

pampangan modification of Pampangan Kapampangan, from pampang river bank; pampanga probably alteration of Pampangan (taken as adjective); pampango from Spanish, modification of Pampangan Kapampangan

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“Pampangan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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