/vi suy"euhn/, n., pl. Visayans, (esp. collectively) Visayan.
1. one of a Malay people, the most numerous native race of the Philippines.
2. the language of this people, an Indonesian language of the Austronesian family.
Also, Bisayan.

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also spelled  Bisayan,  

      any of three cultural-linguistic groups of the Philippines— Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Samaran (qq.v.).

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