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Visayan-English Dictionary

Visayan-English DicionaryPublished in 1934, this was the first Visayan-English dictionary. It contains more than 18,000 words of the Hiligáynon and Hiniráya dialects as spoken in and around Iloilo, besides many Spanish words, which, being frequently used by the Visayans, have become part of the Visayan language. Collated by the REV. J. KAUFMANN, M.H.M, parish priest of Igbarás, Iloilo, Philippines.

Today, this dictionary remains one of the best Visayan-English Dictionaries; and is useful to both English students of Visayan, and also Visayan native speakers who require a dictionary of their own language with definitions in English. This work contains not merely a definition of the meaning of each Visayan term, but also English equivalents in abundance. It has been thought better, in translating the Visayan sentences, not to depart too far from the literal meaning; nevertheless English words and phrases have been introduced, which will prove most useful to Visayan students of English.

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