DIWATA

This is a beautiful-sounding Tagalog word. It’s commonly suggested as a native Tagalog name for girls.

diwata
a muse, nymph, fairy

diwatang naliligo
a bathing nymph

May mga diwata doon.
There are fairies there.

The word diwata is not the exact equivalent of the Western conception of a fairy. It is more like a native Filipino nymph or a goddess of the forest.


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