PAMINGGALAN

This is a fairly old Filipino word no longer commonly used in contemporary conversations in the Philippines.

paminggalan 
cupboard, larder

A paminggalan is a traditional Filipino kitchen cabinet with slatted wood panels. The slats were for ventilation.

paminggalan
simple food cabinet with screened door

paminggalan
cabinet used for storing leftover food

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KULAMBO

Also used to be called muskitero o moskitero in the old days, from the Spanish mosquitero.

kulambo
mosquito net

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TAMPIPI

This is the Filipino equivalent of what Americans refer to as a “Mexican suitcase” except that a tampipi is traditionally made of bamboo material.

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ABANIKO

from the Spanish abanico

abaniko
a traditional fan of the Philippines

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The Filipino abaniko as shown above is made from the stems and leaves of the plant having the scientific name Belamcanda chinensis.

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PALAYOK

In the Philippines, rice is traditionally boiled in an earthen pot called palayok.

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BAYONG

A bayong is a sturdy native bag woven from buri palm leaves

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SINAMAY

Sinamay fabric was used to make traditional Filipina blouses in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

sinamay
fine abaca threads

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KUDYAPI

Kudyapi is a two-stringed long-necked lute common in Mindanao and Palawan.

kudyapi
KUDYAPI, musical instruments of the Philippines

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