balangay

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

balangay (plural balangays)

  1. A type of wooden watercraft used by a group of Austronesian people when they migrated to the Philippines.
  2. Alternative form of barangay (local government unit in the Philippines)

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧ngay

Etymology 1[edit]

From Austronesian.

Noun[edit]

balangay

  1. a type of wooden watercraft used by a group of Austronesian people when they migrated to the Philippines

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after the wooden watercraft.

Noun[edit]

balangay

  1. (obsolete) a barangay; the smallest administrative district in the Philippines, headed by a barangay captain
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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Tagalog ᜊᜎᜅᜁ (balangai). Doublet of barangay.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧ngay
  • IPA(key): /baˈlaŋai/, [bɐˈlaŋaɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

balangay

  1. a type of wooden watercraft Austronesian people used when they migrated to the Philippines with 12 to 16 rowers
  2. community of people; group of families; village
  3. local branch; lodge (of groups such as the Freemasonry)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧la‧ngay
  • IPA(key): /balaˈŋai/, [bɐlɐˈŋaɪ̯]

Noun[edit]

balangáy

  1. (swimming) backstroke
  2. (pathology) sudden death due to cerebral hemorrhage or cardiac arrest
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