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local filipino names for whales and dolphins

Balyena - general term for any species of whale

Ambuhutan – Visayan term for a sperm whale

Bongkaras – Visayan term for the Bryde’s whale and other Bryde’s-like whales

Bugangsiso – another Tagalog term for a whale

Lumba-lumba – general term for a dolphin

Lumod – Visayan term for a dolphin

Lampasot – local name for the Irrawaddy dolphin