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 Visayan Languages
Visayan is the name of the language family In the central islands of the Philippines.
Many people refer to Cebuano as Visayan, because Cebuano is the most prominent language in the Visayas region.
The dictionary has two modes, one for only Visayan words that are spoken, and another mode that contains all the words - with and without sound.
www.filipinolanguages.com /visayan_new.htm   (210 words)

 Visayan warty pig - Sus cebifrons: More Information - ARKive
Historically found throughout the Visayan Islands (the central archipelago of the Philippines), this species is now extinct over at least 98% of its former range, with the few surviving populations confined to fragments of remaining habitat on the islands of Negros and Panay (4).
Visayan warty pigs feed on a wide variety of forest fruits, roots and tubers, but will also emerge from the forest to plunder cultivated vegetable and cereal crops (6).
The Visayan warty pig is highly endangered; the species has been lost from 3 of the 6 major islands where it was found, and is on the verge of disappearing from a fourth (4).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Sus_cebifrons/more_info.html   (658 words)

 Animal Info - Visayan Warty Pig
The Visayan warty pig is a small, forest-dwelling pig.
The major threats to the Visayan warty pig are population growth and the resulting accelerating rates of habitat loss and hunting pressure.
The Visayan warty pig is a forest dweller.
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/sus_cebi.htm   (734 words)

 Visayan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Visayan language with the most number of speakers is Cebuano, spoken by 18 million people as a native language in Central Visayas, northern and eastern parts of Mindanao.
Native speakers of Visayan languages, especially Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Waray-Waray not only refer to their language by their local name, but also by Bisaya or Binisaya, meaning Visayan language.
However, languages that are classified within the Visayan language family but spoken natively in places outside of the Visayas do not use the self-reference Bisaya or Binisaya.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Visayan   (402 words)

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Visayan is the predominant language of the Visayan islands and Mindanao.
The Cebu province is central to the Visayan region.
Cebuano is the primary language of the Visayan region.
filipina-ladies.com /new/tagalog-software.htm   (884 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | SPECIAL REPORT > Human traffic cases alarming
But the Visayan Forum says human trafficking is difficult to document, because “it happens unnoticed every day and anywhere.” Their forum’s statistics are based only on the number of the persons rescued, including those who have escaped from their illegal-recruitment agencies.
The Visayan Forum said the victims were deceived and maltreated, and their recruitment agencies pimped them in brothels or sent them to sweatshops.
As the Visayan Forum and its network government agencies continue to fight human trafficking, more and more victims are being intercepted, rescued or have escaped from their employers, like Minnie and Joy.
www.manilatimes.net /others/special/2003/dec/15/20031215spe1.html   (987 words)

The Awards event was an eye-opener and it quickly became a source of pride among Filipinos of Visayan ancestry, who, until then, were relatively unaware of what their fellow Visayans have achieved since they first arrived in Hawaii in the early 1900s.
COVO's objectives are: to organize and unify the several Visayan organizations in Hawaii, to perpetuate the Visayan language and cultural traditions, and to assist in the educational, social, and economic advancement of Visayans in the larger Hawaii community.
The response was that, as long as there are Visayans in Hawaii, and as long as they remain proud of their language, culture and roots, COVO will continue to play a significant role in the community.
www.hawaii.edu /cps/visayans.html   (2235 words)

 Visayan Spotted Deer
Habitat/Distribution: The Philippine spotted deer formerly occurred throughout the dense tropical forests of the Visayan Islands.
A subsequent survey in 1991 found that it survived in small populations only on Panay and Negros and thus has been extirpated over 95% of its former range.
The range of the Philippine spotted deer is essentially the same as that of the endangered Visayan warty pig, which is subjected to the same threats.
hayop.0catch.com /spotdeer.htm   (243 words)

 Welcome to the L.A. Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hybridization is one of the major threats to the Visayan warty pig, which is endemic to the Philippines and one of the most endangered pig species in the world.
The four Visayan warty pigs (three females and a male) that arrived at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens this winter are descendents of wild-caught stock and came from the San Diego Zoo.
This Little Piggy Went To Daddy: the Visayan warty pigs that arrived this past winter have produced a piglet — the first ever at the Los Angeles Zoo, which is only the second insitution outside the Philippines to have had a Visayan warty pig birth.
www.lazoo.org /vwp.html   (1027 words)

 Animal Info - Visayan Spotted Deer
The Visayan spotted deer formerly occurred throughout the dense tropical forests of the Visayan Islands.
The decline of the Visayan spotted deer is due to hunting pressure as well as habitat loss due to clearing for agriculture and bad practices from legitimate logging operations.
The Visayan spotted deer is found in forests, preferring areas where natural disturbances such as fires or landslides opened the forest canopy and allowed young plants to grow in the clearing.
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/cervalfr.htm   (575 words)

 Hiligaynon: Bisaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Visayan, an inhabitant of one of the Visayan islands.
The term Visayan is used quite loosely and often stands collectively for the various languages spoken in the Visayan islands.
The Visayan archipelago is bordered on the west by Palawan, on the south by Mindanao, and on the north by Luzon and Mindoro.
www.copewithcytokines.de /NAGATUON/cope.cgi?000878   (383 words)

 Visayan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Of all the islands that make up the Visayan island group, the province of Cebu is probably the most well known both as a tourist and business destination.
While in the Visayan Islands visit Bohol, the tenth largest island in the Philippines, famous for its Chocolate Hills which are recognised as a Philippine National Geological Monument.
Iloilo in the western Visayan Islands is an hour away from Manila by plane and has a number of historical monuments including churches and ancestral houses.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/philippines/about_destin/visayan.html   (914 words)

Visayan folk dancing runs the gamut from worship dances to courtship and wedding dances.
A distinctive type is the wide assortment of mimetic dances in which movements try to mimic, for example, the flight of birds, the catching of fish, the making of wine, and other aspects of Visayan life.
It used to be a dance of long duration performed by a big group to the tune of beautiful Visayan folk airs.
www.seasite.niu.edu /Tagalog/Cebu%20Culture/Cebu%20Dances.htm   (775 words)

 Visayan warty pig - Sus cebifrons - ARKive
Visayan warty pig - Sus cebifrons - ARKive
The Visayan warty pig is a little-known, small, forest-dwelling pig that has only recently been recognised as a separate species.
The males (boars) are much larger than females (sows) and, uniquely amongst wild pigs, develop crests and manes that are up to 23 cm long during the breeding season.
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Sus_cebifrons   (124 words)

 The Early History of Chavacano de Zamboanga
The Visayans were all too familiar with the numerous and incessant atrocities the Moro Pirates inflicted upon their people during the past century, and were not about to let this opportunity to deliver vengeance fail them.
Since the Visayan language is the predominantly spoken language in the Philippines today (over fifteen million), it is our conclusion that the VC was absorbed very early on into the native Bisaya before or after the Spanish influence waned.
The Visayans who spoke VC would logically try their best to help the other Visayan warriors, who did not speak it, understand the Spanish language, if the Jesuits were not around to help.
www.zamboanga.com /html/history_Chavacano_de_Zamboanga.htm   (4397 words)

 Visayan languages -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Visayan languages of the Philippines, along with (A member of a people native to the Philippines chiefly inhabiting central Luzon around and including Manila) Tagalog and (Click link for more info and facts about Bikol) Bikol, are part of the Central Philippine language family.
Asi - spoken in towns on (Click link for more info and facts about Tablas Island) Tablas Island as well as the islands of Banton, Simara, and Maestro de Campo in (Click link for more info and facts about Romblon) Romblon province..
Central Visayan - includes Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, Romblomanon, Capiznon, Masbatenyo, Porohanon, the Bisakol languages of (Click link for more info and facts about Sorsogon) Sorsogon and (Click link for more info and facts about Northern_Samar) Northern_Samar, and others.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/visayan_languages.htm   (333 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Greater Negros-Panay rain forests (IM0114)
The Visayan warty pig is critically endangered, and the Philippine spotted deer is endangered (IUCN 2000).
The Visayan warty pig has been extirpated from Masbate, Guimaras, Cebu, and Siquijor and now lives only in isolated areas of Negros and Panay, where hunting of them is still intense.
The Visayan warty pig is smaller than its closer relative, the Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis), which the IUCN considers rare and declining.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0114_full.html   (2069 words)

 Visayan 50' Catamaran (V15) General Arrangement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The freezer is carefully built with 6" of insulation and 4" around the refrigerator for efficient 12-volt tropical operation.
The after deckspace on the Visayan 15 spreads from the transoms to the after salon bulkhead without break where it is only two comfortable steps down to the salon.
Take a close look at these drawings of the Visayan 15 and we think you will agree with us, that this is a large but affordable cruising cat worth considering.
www.boatshop.com.ph /underconst/genarr.htm   (788 words)

 VISAYAN GOVERNORS STUDY 'VISAYAS REPUBLIC PROPOSAL'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
VISAYAN GOVERNORS FORM PANEL TO STUDY 'VISAYAS REPUBLIC' http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl102399.htm By Freeman News CEBU CITY, July 15, 2005 (STAR) By Fred Languido - Visayan governors took the first step yesterday toward the creation of a separate republic in the Central Philippines in the event that President Arroyo is forced to step down unconstitutionally.
In gratitude to the President, the Visayan governors also announced the Kilos-Asenso program which will utilize 20 percent of their respective IRAs to support the President’s 10-point development agenda.
Arnaiz said part of their study will be the possible form of government that the Visayas Republic could adopt in the event that it would operate.
kgma.7.forumer.com /a/visayan-governors-study-visayas-republic-proposal_post96.html   (503 words)

 Islas de los Pintados: The Visayan Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bisaya in archaic Tausog means slave; however, this is a case of later development when Visayan caught by slave raiders were being traded in Jolo to supply the manpower needs not just of the local datus but of Dutch merchants who run an active trade in Batavia (Jakarta).
Sugbuhanon, Bisaya, Binisaya or Cebuano Visayan is spoken in Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Western Leyte, Bantayan and Camotes; and a dialect, characterized by the hard pronunciation of “y”, Boholano or Bol-anon in Bohol, although constant interchange between Cebu is slowly eroding the distinctions;
Travel: The Visayan islands, though related culturally, are distinct from each other, so that island hopping becomes a pleasant experience of variety.
www.admu.edu.ph /offices/mirlab/panublion/islas.html   (2005 words)

 Visayan Shinbun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Published by the Manila Shinbun-ya and edited by Cebuano writer Napoleon Dejoras, this was the pro-Japanese newspaper after the Japanese Military Administration took control of government in Cebu.
A related story reported that the Japanese Military Administration was sponsoring the neurological services in Cebu to honor the four “patriots”.
Visayan Shinbun tried to reflect the rise of a new order.
www.ngkhai.com /pointcebu/culture/visayan.htm   (297 words)

 Visayan 50' Catamaran (V15) Deck Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the tropics however, you should be doing all you can to avoid it.
In addition to the large airy salon on our Visayan 15 Catamaran, the permanent aft deck hardtop covers the deck seating and helm station for even more shade.
The Visayan 15 Catamaran, will be as comfortable on deck as down below.
www.boatshop.com.ph /underconst/deckplan.htm   (421 words)

 Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Mandaya/Manobo sword (not Visayan)
In fact, these are quite well made examples that come from the Mandaya, a Lumad tribe that occupies the peninsula along the eastern side of the Gulf of Davao on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines.
The Mandayan scabbard has some resemblance to Visayan scabbards in the manner of construction, but is distinguished by its shape and unusually large drilled-out hanger.
Not only that, but many of their traditions are, of course, the most unbroken, least interfered with in Southern PI, where the Moros and Visayans have both been under the influence of foreign powers, cultures, and religions to a far greater degree.
www.vikingsword.com /vb/showthread.php?mode=hybrid&t=200   (446 words)

 INECE - Newsletter 9
A team of volunteers known as the Visayan Sea Squadron began a continuous tour in January 2004 of this threatened, ecologically-rich body of water in the Philippines to watch for violations of environmental laws and conduct a broad-based information campaign to help protect the region.
The Visayan Sea Squadron is a joint project of the Law of Nature Foundation and the Sail and Dive Expedition Group.
The volunteers comprising the Visayan Sea Squadron represent an assortment of specialists and experts nearly as diverse as the Visayan Sea itself.
www.inece.org /newsletter/9/regional_asia.html   (1850 words)

 Portfolio | Visayan 32' Catamaran (V10)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Visayan 32 is the junior member of our fleet, but is still more than enough boat to provide almost any type of sailing experience you could imagine.
We have no difficulty imagining this tough little cat performing safe ocean passages when piloted by adventuresome souls, and comfortably daysailing or coastal cruising in the hands of "mature" crew.
The design retains our attractive Visayan lines by doing without standing headroom in the hulls or cockpit shelter.
www.boatshop.com.ph /portfolio/Vis10.htm   (234 words)

 Philippine spotted deer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is the largest endemic species to the west Visayan islands of the Philippines.
The Philippine spotted deer is sometimes called Prince Alfred's sambar or the Visayan deer (Nowak, 1991; Whitehead, 1993).
Cox, C. A field survey of the distribution and conservation of the wild pig (Sus barbatus cebifrons) and Prince Alfred's spotted rusa (Cervus alfredi) in the Visayan Islands, Republic of the Philippines.
www.ultimateungulate.com /Artiodactyla/Cervus_alfredi.html   (1528 words)

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