canao

noun ca·nao \kənˈyau̇\
variants: less commonly

kanyaw

\kənˈyau̇\

Definition of canao

plural

-s

  1. :  a pagan religious feast in the mountain regions of the Philippines

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Origin and Etymology of canao

Spanish cañao, from Iloko kanyaw sacred or ritual sanction


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