Visayan

noun
Vi·​sa·​yan | \ və-ˈsī-ən How to pronounce Visayan (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ bə-​ˈsī-​ən How to pronounce Bisayan (audio) \

Definition of Visayan

1 : a member of any of several peoples in the Visayan Islands, Philippines
2 : the group of Austronesian languages of the Bisayans

First Known Use of Visayan

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Visayan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Visayan. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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