Definition of Moro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmôrō/

noun (plural Moros)

A Muslim inhabitant of the Philippines.
Example sentences
  • The Spanish nicknamed the Philippines' Muslim inhabitants the Moros, a corruption of the word Moors.
  • With his credentials as colonial administrator solidly established, Wood was next sent to the Philippines and given the thankless task of subduing the Muslim Moros of the southern islands.
  • The Moros are Muslim tribes people who inhabit central and western Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines.


Spanish, literally 'Moor'.

Words that rhyme with Moro

Sapporo, Thoreau

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Syllabification: Mo·ro

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