pu·​la·​han | \ ˌpüləˈhän \
plural pulahanes\ -​(ˌ)nās \

Definition of pulahan

: a member of a 19th century band of Tagalog insurgents especially in Leyte and Samar organized in opposition to domination of the Philippines by the Spanish friars

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History and Etymology for pulahan

Tagalog, from pulá red; from the color of the dress of the insurgents

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“Pulahan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulahan. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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