Type Political Subdivision
Usage Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao, Cebuano, Ilocano, Tagalog, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish
Scripts ბანგსამორო(Georgian) 방사모로(Korean Hangul) Бангсаморо(Serbian)
Other Forms FormsBangsamolo (Korean)
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Meaning & History
From Malay bangsa meaning "nation, country, race" combined with Moro, the collective term for the thirteen predominantly Muslim ethnic groups of the Philippines, which is ultimately of Spanish origin. This is the name of an autonomous region in the southern Philippines.