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JANIUAY

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 152 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JANIUAY, a town of the province of Iloilo, Panay, Philippine Islands, on the Suague river, about 20 M. W.N.W. of Iloilo, the capital. Pop. (1903), 27,399, including Lambfinao (6661) annexed to Janivay in 1903. The town commands delightful views of mountain and valley scenery. An excellent road connects it with Pototan, about 10 m. E. The surrounding country is hilly but fertile and well cultivated, producing rice, sugar, tobacco, vegetables (for the Iloilo market), hemp and Indian corn. The women weave and sell beautiful fabrics of pina, silk, cotton and abaca. The language is Panay-Visayan. Janivay was founded in 1578; it was first established in the mountains and was subsequently removed to its present site.
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