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What is a barangay, and what country are they found in?

Question #148562. Asked by Thesuperyoshi.
Last updated Jul 15 2021.
Originally posted Jul 15 2021 3:33 AM.

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The term, barangay, refers to both a house on land and a boat on water; containing families, friends and dependents and is currently the basic political unit of the Philippines.


Jul 15 2021, 3:42 AM
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"Barangay, type of early Filipino settlement; the word is derived from balangay, the name for the sailboats that originally brought settlers of Malay stock to the Philippines from Borneo."


It's a small, local administrative unit of government consisting of 50-100 families. They are located in the Philippines.

Jul 15 2021, 3:43 AM
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