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Visayan Islands

(vĭsī`ən), large island group (1990 pop. 13,794,991), c.24,000 sq mi (62,160 sq km), in and around the Visayan Sea, central Philippines. The group includes BoholBohol
, island (1990 pop. 948,403), 1,491 sq mi (3,862 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, SW of Leyte. It is a major corn-producing area. Rice, cacao, and hemp are also grown, and manganese and copper are mined.
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, CebuCebu
, island, 1,702 sq mi (4,408 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, between Leyte and Negros. The coastal plains are intensely cultivated and densely populated.
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, LeyteLeyte
, island (1990 pop. 1,689,756), 2,785 sq mi (7,213 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindanao. A fertile agricultural land, it is the nation's leading producer of sweet potatoes and bananas and a major producer of corn and peanuts.
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, MasbateMasbate
, island, 1,262 sq mi (3,269 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, S of SE Luzon. Gold, which has been mined there for centuries, is still produced in quantity; copper is also mined. The densely populated coastal plains are intensively cultivated.
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, NegrosNegros
, island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu. Although mountainous (Mt. Canloan, a volcano, rises to c.
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, PanayPanay
, island (1990 pop. 3,136,425), 4,446 sq mi (11,515 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 6th largest of the Philippines, NW of Negros. Primarily agricultural with extensive lowlands, it is a major rice and sugarcane producing area.
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, SamarSamar
, island (1990 pop. 1,246,722), 5,050 sq mi (13,079 sq km), 3d largest of the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, NE of Leyte (from which it is separated by the narrow San Juanico Strait). It has commercial coconut and abaca plantations.
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, and hundreds of smaller islands. Samar and Leyte, on the east, act as buffers, protecting the other islands from storms and giving them a mild, Mediterranean-type climate that permits intensive cultivation. The coastal plains of Samar and Leyte are densely populated. Cebu, Negros, and Panay are the commercial heart of the Visayan Islands. Cebu city is one of the region's trade, transportation, industrial, and cultural centers.
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Por supuesto, las lenguas que mas obras lexicograficas merecieron (tanto originales como mediante reediciones modificadas), son el tagalo, el bisaya, el pampango y el ilocano, lo cual se aviene con el numero y calidad de artes y gramaticas escritas durante tres siglos sobre estas mismas lenguas.
En el vocabulario de Alonso de Mentrida, para el bisaya (1637[2004]) ocurre lo mismo, aunque la disposicion sea la inversa (bisaya-espanol, 85%, espanol-bisaya, 15%).
Este es el caso de los agustinos como Mentrida (1637) para el bisaya, de Tomas Ortiz (1770[1726]), para el tagalo, del P.
La primera etapa se concreta en las obras clasicas de la lexicografia hispano-filipina relativas a algunas de las lenguas mas importantes del norte y el centro del archipielago, como el bisaya, el tagalo, el pampango o el ilocano.
Si la recopilacion lexica eurofilipina empezaba con un glosario de 150 palabras italianas y sus correlatos en bisaya el ano de 1521 y publicadas en Europa en 1536, por parte del cronista italiano Pigafetta, testigo privilegiado de la primera vuelta al mundo, lo cierto es que acaba casi cuatrocientos anos despues, en la primera decada del siglo XX.
Por ejemplo, el estudio de los vocabularios y diccionarios de una lengua como el tagalo, o el bisaya, o el pampango a lo largo de todo el periodo historiografico).
Arte de la lengua bisaya zebuana, impreso sin portada ni lugar de edicion.
Arte de la lengua bisaya de la Provincia de Leyte .
Arte de la lengua bisaya hiliguayna de la isla de Panay compuesto por el Fr .
Vocabulario de la lengua bisaya, hiligueyna y Baraya de la isla de Panay y Sugbu y para las demas islas.