Meaning of baranggay



n. 1. a unit of government of the pre-Spanish Filipinos, the titular head of whom was the dátù or sultan; 2. see balángay; 3. a nightly rosary held by turns in the houses in a certain neighborhood. Átù rung turnu sa baranggay, Tonight, the nightly rosary of the baranggay will be held in our house; v. 1. hold a baranggay; 2. go to one’s girl friend’s house, as the members of a prayer group go to someone’s house for the baranggay (colloquial).