BENTILADOR

from the Spanish ventilador

bentilador
electric fan

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PAROL

from the Spanish farol, meaning “lantern”

Parol (Filipino Christmas Lantern)
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KAWALI

kawali
frying pan

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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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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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