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


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variant of balangay

Word History



Iloko baranggáy hamlet, community

First Known Use


1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barangay was in 1840

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“Barangay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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