Pangasinan

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English

Etymology

  • Pangasinan (from Pangasinan: "land of salt" or "place of salt-making"); it is derived from root word asin (from Pangasinan: "salt").
  • pangasinan (from Pangasinan: "container of salt or salted-products"); it is derived from root word asin (from Pangasinan: "salt").

Pronunciation

  • pan-guh-see-nan

Proper noun

Pangasinan

  1. a province of the Philippines located on the west central area of the island of Luzon along Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea. Capital: Lingayen. Population: 2.4 million (Census 2000).
  2. a language of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian family of languages; it is one of the major languages of the Philippines and the primary language in the province or region of Pangasinan.
  3. the people of Pangasinan or people of Pangasinan heritage.
  4. the indigenous speakers of the Pangasinan language.

Adjective

Pangasinan

  1. Of or pertaining to the Pangasinan people, language, or province

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