Definition of Maranao
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 : 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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