Definition of barangay in English:

barangay

noun

  • In the Philippines: a village, suburb, or other demarcated neighbourhood; a small territorial and administrative district forming the most local level of government.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Sailor's Magazine. From Tagalog barangay neighbourhood, barrio, community, altered from balangay a type of Malay sailing vessel.

Pronunciation

barangay

/baraŋˈɡʌɪ/