Definition of Manobo in US English:

Manobo

noun

  • 1A member of a group of proto-Malay peoples of Mindanao in the Philippines.

  • 2Any of various dialects comprising a subdivision of the Southern Philippine subgroup of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Manobo or their language.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Anthropologist. Manobo self-designation, lit. ‘river people’.

Pronunciation

Manobo

/məˈnəʊbəʊ/