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Davao

[dah-vou, dah-vou] /dɑˈvaʊ, ˈdɑ vaʊ/
noun
1.
a seaport on SE Mindanao, in the S Philippines.
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  • You are assigned to the most interesting of the Moro provinces,—Davao.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • Their home is at the foot of the volcano of Apo (Davao, in Mindanao).

  • They settled on a mangy plantation up the coast, north of Davao, but they aren't working: just loafing around all day.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • This number is exclusive of the garrisons of Zamoanga and Davao.

  • Davao is on the island of Mindanao, the largest in the Philippines.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Samples of what seems to be the sour orange have been received from Davao, Mindanao.

  • I do not learn whether it was accident or information which led him to the little island Davao on his second visit, in 1883.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • It is then not improbable that the Moros of the gulf of Davao participated in it likewise.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
  • He asks for the construction, for military purposes, of a telegraph line of communication with the District of Davao.

    The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
  • In the district of Davao more than five thousand Moros are living peacefully under Spanish rule.

British Dictionary definitions for Davao

Davao

/daˈvaːo/
noun
1.
a port in the S Philippines, in SE Mindanao. Pop: 1 326 000 (2005 est)
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