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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} A barangay (Brgy. or Bgy.; Filipino: baranggay, ; also pronounced the same in Spanish), formerly called barrio, is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. In colloquial usage, the term often refers to an inner city neighbourhood, a suburb or a suburban neighborhood.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} The word barangay originated from balangay, a kind of boat used by a group of Austronesian peoples when they migrated to the Philippines.<ref name=Zaide /> Municipalities and cities are composed of barangays, and they may be further subdivided into smaller areas called purok (English: zone), and sitio, which is a territorial enclave inside a barangay, especially in rural areas. As of June 2015, there are 42,029 barangays throughout the Philippines.<ref name="psgc">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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