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Scripts Մինդանաո(Armenian) Минданао(Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Uzbek Cyrillic) მინდანაო(Georgian) ミンダナオ(Japanese Katakana) مىينداناو(Kazakh Arabic) 민다나오(Korean Hangul) มินดาเนา(Thai) Мінданао(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. min-də-NOW(English) meen-da-NA-o(Italian, Spanish) MYEEN-DA-NA-O(Japanese) MEEN-TA-NA-O(Korean) meen-da-NOW(Thai) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From a Spanish corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from Maguindanao danao meaning "lake". This is the name of an island in the southern Philippines.