Maranao

noun Mar·a·nao \¦marə¦nau̇\
variants: less commonly

Maranaw

\¦marə¦nau̇\

Definition of Maranao

plural

Maranao

or

Maranaos

also

Maranaw

or

Maranaws

  1. 1a :  a Moro people inhabiting the area around Lake Laneo and certain parts of central Cotabato province, Mindanao, Philippines, and northern Borneo b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the Austronesian language of the Maranao people

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Origin and Etymology of maranao

Spanish, from Maranao Maranáw, from ranaw lake


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