IbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage, collection).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bansa

  1. race; ethnicity
  2. species
  3. sort; kind
  4. class; rank; caste

MansakaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam).

NounEdit

bansa

  1. reputation

ConjunctionEdit

bansa

  1. unless

MaranaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam).

NounEdit

bansa

  1. rank, worth

SãotomenseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Kongo mbasa, plural of lubasa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bansa

  1. the stem of a palm frond
  2. a hook made with the stem of a palm frond

Etymology 2Edit

From Kongo lubanji.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bansa

  1. rib (curved bone extending from the spine)

ReferencesEdit

  • “bansa” in Carlos de Sousa Ferreira Fontes, Estudo do léxico do são-tomense com dicionário (2007).

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage, collection), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam). Introduced by Eusebio T. Daluz during the early 20th century[1] as counterpart to the Spanish nación (nation), as it was deemed that there was no native Tagalog word that adequately expressed the concept, since the nearest counterpart, bayan, had other meanings that deviate from the modern concept of nationhood, as it is also used to refer to a town or a municipality, similar to Spanish pueblo.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ban‧sa
  • IPA(key): /banˈsaʔ/, [bɐnˈsaʔ]
  • IPA(key): /banˈsa/, [bɐnˈsa]

NounEdit

bansâ or bansá

  1. nation
    Synonyms: nasyon, bayan
  2. country

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morrow, Paul (2017), “The Filipino language that might have been (Third of a three-part series)”, in Canadian Filipino Net[1]