barangay

noun
ba·​ran·​gay | \ ¦barən¦gī \
plural -s

Definition of barangay

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a unit of administration in Philippine society consisting of from 50 to 100 families under a headman

barangay

Definition of barangay (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of

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First Known Use of barangay

Noun

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barangay

Noun

Iloko baranggáy hamlet, community

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“Barangay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barangay. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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