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Manila City - Capital of the Philippines
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Manila, Maynila, or Maynilad?
The word Manila came from the vernacular word "nila", a flowering mangroove, which grew on the shores of the bay (Manila Bay) located on its western side. The prefix "ma" which means "prevalent" or the prefix "may" meaning "the presense of", was added making it either "manila" or "maynila". But historical records show that Manila was used to be called Maynilad.
I was born and raised in Manila but I have not heard anyone call it Maynilad. It's either Manila or Maynila. You just read the word "Maynilad" on history books. Or on your water bill, because the water utility call themselves "Maynilad." As a matter of fact the first Manila-government-subsidized school University of the City of Manila is called "Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila".
References and External Links for Manila City
- WOW Philippines Homepage
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- Manila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Manila City at Google
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