Samar-Leyte

noun
\ ˌsäˌmärˈlātē \
plural Samar-Leyte or Samar-Leytes

Definition of Samar-Leyte

1a : a Bisayan people inhabiting Samar and eastern Leyte, Philippines
b : a member of such people
2 : an Austronesian language of the Samar-Leyte people that is often considered a dialect of Bisayan

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History and Etymology for Samar-Leyte

from Samar, island of the Visaya group, central Philippines + Leyte, island of the Visaya group

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“Samar-Leyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Samar-Leyte. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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