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Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. /ba.ta.ˈʔan/(Tagalog) /bɑː.tɑː.ˈʔɑːn/(English) /bɑː.ˈtɑːn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the word batan of unclear indigenous origin, which was used to refer to the peninsula across Manila Bay. It may be related to the Malayo-Polynesian root bataŋ meaning "tree trunk, log". This is the name of a province of the Philippines.
Added 12/8/2023 by anonymous