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[bee-kohl] /biˈkoʊl/
noun, plural Bicols (especially collectively) Bicol.


or Bicol

[bee-kohl] /biˈkoʊl/
noun, plural Bikols (especially collectively) Bikol.
a member of a Malayan people in SE Luzon and the nearby Philippines: converted to Christianity early in the Spanish conquest.
the Austronesian language of the Bikol people. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There are some who, in the opinion of the parish priest of Camarines, speak the Bicol language in the purest manner.

  • The pandan P. simplex, known as “karagumoy” or “carogumoy,” is the economic pandan of the Bicol peninsula in southern Luzon.

    Philippine Mats Hugo H. Miller
  • In the Bicol provinces it is used to some extent but it is considered inferior to other materials.

    Philippine Mats Hugo H. Miller
  • In the Bicol form, Juan and his six crazy companions go bathing in the river.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • In the Bicol provinces karagumoy is considered the best of all straws for the production of mats.

    Philippine Mats Hugo H. Miller
  • The stuff made from this fine fibre (in Bicol dialect, Lúpis) suits admirably for ladiesʼ dresses.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman

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