Definition of Mangyan in US English:

Mangyan

(also Mangyane, Manggyan, Manguiane)

noun

  • A member of (one of) a number of distinct ethnic groups inhabiting upland Mindoro, an island in the Philippines.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Crawfurd (1783–1868), orientalist and colonial administrator. From Alangan mangyan resident, native from mang-, plural or distributive verb prefix + iyán exist, dwell.

Pronunciation

Mangyan

/ˈmaŋ(ɡ)jən/