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  1. Visayans - Wikipedia

    The Visayans first encountered Western Civilization when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the island of Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521. The Visayas became part of the Spanish colony of the Philippines and the history of the Visayans became intertwined with the history of the Philippines.

  2. Visayas - Wikipedia

    Located in the central part of the archipelago, it consists of several islands, primarily surrounding the Visayan Sea, although the Visayas are also considered the northeast extremity of the entire Sulu Sea. Its inhabitants are predominantly the Visayan peoples. The major islands of the Visayas are Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyteand Samar.

    • 71,503 km² (27,607 sq mi)
    • 19,373,431 (2015)
  3. Central Visayas - Wikipedia

    It consists of four provinces (Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor) and three highly urbanized cities (Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue). Major islands are the eponymous Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor, together with the eastern part of Negros. The regional center and largest city is Cebu City.

    • 15,895.66 km² (6,137.35 sq mi)
    • PH-07
  4. Category:Visayans - Wikipedia

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Visayan people of the Visayas and other archipelagos in the southern Philippines.

  5. Western Visayas - Wikipedia

    Western Visayas (Hiligaynon: Kabisay-an Nakatundan; Tagalog: Kanlurang Kabisayaan or Kanlurang Visayas) is an administrative region in the Philippines, numerically designated as Region VI.

  6. Eastern Visayas - Wikipedia

    Eastern Visayas lies on the east central section of the Philippine archipelago. It consists of three main islands, Leyte, Biliran and Samar, which form the easternmost coasts of the archipelago.

  7. Battle of the Visayas - Wikipedia

    The Battle of the Visayas was fought by U.S. forces and Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese from 18 March – 30 July 1945, in a series of actions officially designated as Operations Victor I and II, and part of the campaign for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. The battle was waged to complete the recapture of the central portions south of the archipelago and secure them from remaining Japanese forces.

  8. Visayan Sea - Wikipedia

    The Visayan Sea is a sea in the Philippines surrounded by the islands of the Visayas: Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas to the south. It is bounded by the islands Masbate to the north, Panay to the west, Leyte to the east, and Cebu & Negros to the south.

  9. Pre-Colonial Visayan Culture Was Rich and Diverse

    Mar 03, 2020 · Photo by WIKIPEDIA. Visayans were feared and respected as warriors. War and virility were very much central to the pre-colonial Visayan culture. The Visayans were seafarers and raiders who attacked each other or, more often than not, other islands near the archipelago.

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    Fil­ipino au­thor and artist John Kings­ley Pan­gan cat­e­go­rized the Visayans into two eth­no­lin­guis­tic sub­group­ings called the Madja-as Visayans and the Sugbu Visayans.

    Kabisay-an refers both to the Visayan peo­ple col­lec­tively and the is­lands they have in­hab­ited since pre­his­tory. The An­gli­cized term Visayas (adapted from the, in turn, His­panized Bisayas) is com­monly used to refer to the lat­ter. The fol­low­ing re­gions and provincesin the Philip­pines have a size­able or pre­dom­i­nant Visayan pop­u­la­tion: Ac­cord­ing to H. Otley Beyer and other an­thro­pol­o­gists, the term Visayan (Span­ish: bisayo) was first ap­plied only to the peo­ple of Panay and to their set­tle­ments east­ward in the is­land of Ne­gros, and north­ward in the smaller is­lands, which now com­pose the province of Romblon. In fact, at the early part of Span­ish colo­nial­iza­tion of the Philip­pines, the Spaniards used the term Visayan only for these areas, while the peo­ple of Cebu, Bohol, and west­ern Leyte were for a long time known only as Pin­ta­dos. The name Visayan was later ex­tended to them around the be­gin­ning of 1800s be­cause, as sev­eral of the ear...

    Classical period

    The ear­li­est set­tle­ments in the Visayan is­lands were from val­ley-dwelling Aus­trone­sians and high­land-dwelling Negrito dated around 30,000 BC. These early set­tlers were mostly An­i­mist tribes. In the 12th cen­tury, Hindu-Bud­dhist de­scen­dants from the late Śrīvi­jayan maṇḍala, Ma­japahit and Brunei, set­tled the is­lands. By the 14th cen­tury, Arab traders and their fol­low­ers who ven­tured into Mar­itime South­east Asia, con­verted some groups to Sunni Islam. Visayans prac­ticed...

    Spanish colonization

    The 16th cen­tury marks the be­gin­ning of the Chris­tian­iza­tion of the Visayan peo­ple, with the bap­tism of Rajah Hum­abon and about 800 na­tive Ce­buanos. The Chris­tian­iza­tion of the Visayans and Fil­ipinos in gen­eral, is com­mem­o­rated by the Ati-Ati­han Fes­ti­val of Aklan, the Di­nagyang Fes­ti­val of Iloilo, and the Sin­u­log fes­ti­val the feast of the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu), the brown-skinned de­pic­tion of the Child Jesus given by Mag­el­lan to Rajah Hum­abon...

    Federal State of the Visayas

    At the peak of the Philip­pine Rev­o­lu­tion, anti-colo­nial in­sur­gen­cies sprung from Luzon up to the Visayas. De­spite mil­i­tary sup­port from the Taga­log Re­pub­lic led by Emilio Aguinaldo, Visayan rev­o­lu­tion­ary lead­ers were skep­ti­cal to­ward the real mo­tives of the Taga­logs. Such eth­nic an­i­mos­ity was no­table to the point that local Visayan lead­ers de­manded forces sent from the north to sur­ren­der their ar­ma­ments and were pro­hib­ited to leave rev­o­lu­tion­ary bases...

    Eth­nic Visayans pre­dom­i­nantly speak at least one of the Visayan lan­guages which are com­monly re­ferred as Bin­isaya or Bisaya. The table below lists the Philip­pine lan­guages clas­si­fied as Visayan by the Sum­mer In­sti­tute of Lin­guis­tics. Al­though all of the lan­guages in­di­cated below are clas­si­fied as "Visayan" by lin­guis­tic ter­mi­nol­ogy, not all speak­ers iden­tify them­selves as eth­ni­cally or cul­tur­ally Visayan. The Tausūg, a Moro eth­nic group, only use Bisaya to refer to the pre­dom­i­nantly Chris­t­ian low­land na­tives which Visayans are pop­u­larly rec­og­nized as. This is a sim­i­lar case to the Ati, who de­lin­eate Visayans from fel­low Negri­tos. Con­versely, the Visayans of Capul in North­ern Samar speak Aba­knon, a Sama–Bajaw lan­guage, as their na­tive tongue. 1 Philip­pines only. 2Philip­pines only; 1,022,000 worldwide.


    Visayans are known in the Philip­pines for their fes­tiv­i­ties such as the Ati-ati­han, Di­nagyang, Pin­ta­dos-Kasadyaan, Sangyaw, Sin­u­log fes­ti­vals. Most Visayan fes­ti­vals have a strong as­so­ci­a­tion with Roman Catholi­cism de­spite ap­par­ent in­te­gra­tion of an­cient Hindu-Bud­dhist-An­i­mist folk­lore par­tic­u­larly the tra­di­tion of dances and the idols in the image of the Child Jesus com­monly named as the Santo Niño. The old­est Catholic re­li­gious image in the is­lands st...


    Some of the ear­li­est known works were doc­u­mented by a Span­ish Je­suit named Igna­cio Fran­cisco Alz­ina dur­ing the Span­ish colo­nial Philip­pines. Among these lit­er­ary pieces from an­cient East­ern Visayas were candu, haya, am­ba­han, canogon, bical, balac, siday and awit which are pre­dom­i­nantly in Waray. There were also nar­ra­tives called sus­ma­ton and posong. It was also de­scribed that the­ater played a cen­tral role in per­form­ing po­etry, rit­u­als and dances. The West­ern...

    Cinema, television and theatre

    Visayan films, par­tic­u­larly Ce­buano-lan­guage ones, ex­pe­ri­enced a boom be­tween the 1940s and the 1970s. In the mid 1940s alone, a total of 50 Visayan pro­duc­tions were com­pleted, while nearly 80 movies were filmed in the fol­low­ing decade. This wave of suc­cess has been bol­stered by Glo­ria Sevilla, billed as the "Queen of Visayan Movies", who won the pres­ti­gious Best Ac­tress award from the 1969 FAMAS for the film Badlis sa Kinabuhi and the 1974 Gimin­gaw Ako. Cari­dad Sanchez,...