pulahan

noun pu·la·han \ˌpüləˈhän\

Definition of pulahan

plural

pulahanes

\-(ˌ)nās\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pulahan

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


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