from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In the Philippine Islands, a native obliged, under Spanish rule, to render the personal service called
polo. See polo.
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All were adult, well formed, and of the laboring or "polista" class.
The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon
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