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ˌkɑr əˈbɑ oʊcarabao

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  1. carabaonoun

    water buffalo of the Philippines


  1. carabaonoun

    A domesticated subspecies of the water-buffalo

  2. Etymology: carabao, from a Visayan language.


  1. Carabao

    The carabao (Spanish: Carabao; Tagalog: Kalabaw; Cebuano: Kabaw; Ilocano: Nuang) is a domestic swamp-type water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) native to the Philippines. Carabaos were introduced to Guam from the Spanish Philippines in the 17th century. They have acquired great cultural significance to the Chamorro people and are considered the unofficial national animal of Guam. In Malaysia, carabaos (known as kerbau in Malay) are the official animal of the state of Negeri Sembilan.


  1. carabao

    A carabao is a domesticated subspecies of water buffalo native to the Philippines. It is typically used for farming and as a mode of transportation in rural areas. Sometimes known as the "beast of burden," it is an important part of Philippines agriculture for its role in farming and for its hide, meat and bone which are used for various products.


  1. Carabao

    The carabao is a swamp type domestic water buffalo found in the Philippines and Guam. Water buffaloes were probably introduced to the Philippines by Malay immigrants in the period 300 to 200 BC. The word carabao and kalabaw in Filipino was derived from the Malay word kerbau. The female is called caraballa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carabao in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carabao in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    The Filipino loves his country no less than the Spaniard does his, and although he is quieter, more peaceful and with more difficulty stirred up, once aroused he does not hesitate and for him the struggle means death to the finish. He has both the meekness and ferocity of the carabao. Climate affects bipeds in the same way it does quadrupeds.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
    • A. alternate
    • B. abrupt
    • C. greedy
    • D. whirring

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