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1A member of a people inhabiting Panay, Negros, and other islands in the central Philippines.
- ‘The Tagalogs, Bicolanos, Boholanos, Siquijodnons, Cebuanos, Davaoenos, Hiligaynons, etc, have added more color to the already rich cultural diversity of the place.’
- ‘Visayas, especially Hiligaynons, now comprise the majority of people living within the province.’
- ‘Hence Sarangani's population today is largely a mix of migrant Hiligaynons, Cebuanos, Ilocanos, Tagalogs and Muslims.’
- ‘The Hiligaynon, like all Filipinos, enjoy watching television and going to the movies.’
- ‘These are also part of our cultural heritage as Hiligaynons like the churches, old houses, old establishments, cemetery capillas, historical sites, etc.’
- ‘The Hiligaynons are the next major group and occupy parts of the Western Visayas.’
- ‘Many of its inhabitants are migrants from the Visayas such as Warays and Hiligaynons.’
- ‘Other cultural groups present in the municipality are the Hiligaynons, Warays, Bagobos, Butuanos, Tibolis and Manobos.’
- ‘The sword is mentioned in ancient Filipino epics, e. g., Hinilawod of the Hiligaynons.’
2mass noun The Austronesian language of the Hiligaynon, with about 5 million speakers.Also called Ilonggo
- ‘Half of the children were taught completely in English for four grades while other children were taught first for two years in Hiligaynon.’
- ‘Other regions of Panay have their own distinct speech forms, but these are mutually intelligible with Hiligaynon.’
Relating to the Hiligaynon or their language.
- ‘The Hiligaynon language is the language of Iloilo province, which has come to be spoken throughout the Western Visayas region.’
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