etymology of Manila

Ken Cook kencook at
Thu Jan 16 04:45:13 UTC 2003


Can anyone tell me the source language of the name "Manila"? I don't think
its originally a Spanish name. I suspect it comes from one of the
Philippine languages, but which one?

I leave Hawaii this Saturday (1/18) for a conference in Santiago de Cuba,
where I will give a talk on the pronunciation of Spanish place names in
Hawaiian, so I would appreciate an answer (even just a brief one) before I


Ken Cook

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