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D (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Dagil. [Capiz] 1.An archaic Panay language.2.Also known as ligbok.

Dagohoy. [Bohol] 1.The longest revolt in Philippine history, lasting 85 years. 2.The nom de guerre of Francisco Sendrijas, a Boholano folk hero [year???] 3. From dagon sa huyohoy (talisman of the wind or breeze). 4. Datu Dagohoy [+1890]: pronounced dago-oy, he was the first Spanish-appointed mayor, or gobernadorcillo of Moncayo, Compostela Valley Province.

Dagupan City. 1.Bafigus, or milkfish, capital of the archipelago.

Dalubhasa. [Malay juru-bahasa, interpreter.] 1. An expert. 2.Somebody who excels in his job or profession. 3.An experienced professional.

Dambuhala. [Malay jambuhara, monster fish.] 1.A giant. 2.Something huge and gargantuan. 3.A behemoth.

C (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Cabalen. [Pampanga] 1.Native of Pampanga. 2. Pampangueno; also, Kapampangan.

Cacagli. [Pampanga] 1.A woman in her trimester of pregnancy.

Camwakhan [Cordillera] A Bontoc appellation for a great warrior.

Chami. [Lucena City] 1.A sauteed noodle with a liberal dose of liver, chicharon (pork rind), strips of meat and boiled quail eggs.

Champorado. [Spanish] 1.A glutinous rice cooked in chocolate mixed with sugar.2.Any of the rice-based porridge or congee that uses chocolate and sugar.

A (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Abaniko. [Tagalog] 1. Fan. 2. Also, pamaypay.

Abel. [Ilocano] 1.A cotton weave.

Aberiya. [Spanish averia, damage.] 1. An engine that gets stuck or defective. 2. Delay in arrival. 3. Damage to the car engine. Abong. 1. In Ilocano and Kankanaey, a . little home.

Abuos. [Nueva Ecija] 1. The red ant or its edible egg.2.A native delicacy in northeastern Luzon primarily. cooked from the eggs of red ants.

Aksaya. [Sanskrit ksaya, loss or decay.] 1. Waste of anything. 2. Excessive use of something, like water and power. 3.To be extravagant.

Adobong Taal. [Batangas] 1.A Taal food cooked with mixed pieces of pork and chicken, vinegar, seasoning, and turmeric, which gave it the bright, yellow hue.

Agamang. [Mt. Province] 1.A ricegranary. 2.Storage for basi,nativesugarcane wine, during the three to sixmonths that it undergoes aging.

Agawan. [Quezon Province, from agaw, to snare or snatch.] 1.An annual festival celebrated in Sariaya in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the workingman's patron saint. 2. A patronal feast observed every May 15 of each year. 3.A festive fiesta feature that allows people to pounce on assorted goodies hanging from knots tied to bamboo strips that form a dangling trellis. The pandemonium created attracts house owners to toss fruits, vegetables, buri hats, fans, coins and pastillas to the crowd below.

B (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Bading. [Tagalog slang] 1. A gay person. 2. A homosexual. 3. Also: X-men.

Baduy. [Tagalog slang.] 1. Use of an inappropriate attire. 2. A person who wears a dress code that does not fit. 3. Out of style.4. Fashionwise, belonging to another generation.

Bagnet [Hocos]A deep-fried pork.

Bagoong. [Tagalog] 1. Bottled fermented sauce extracted from fish. 2. Salted fish with sauce tinted with food coloring, usually wrapped in plastic before sealed in tin can. 3. The equivalent of ginamos in Central Philippines and Mindanao. 4. Fish paste.

Bahay kubo. [Tagalog] 1. A rural hut traditionally made of bamboo (as floor, frames and straps), round timber (as trusses, posts), cogon or (as roof), and twine (abaca, rattan or rope), and nails. 2. A Filipino symbol of a rural shelter, often depicted in bayanihan paintings. 3. The cogon-roofed or palm-thatched shelter found in most rural communities, mostly residents of farmers, indigenous peoples, and poor families.

 

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