Tawi Tawi, island, southwestern Sulu archipelago, Philippines, lying between the Celebes Sea (southeast) and the Sulu Sea (northwest). Tawi Tawi’s westernmost tip is a scant 40 miles (64 km) east of Borneo.
Where in the Philippines is Tawi-Tawi?
It is the main island of Tawi-Tawi Province. Tawitawi has an area of 580.5 square kilometres (224.1 sq mi), making it the 21st largest island of the Philippines, and the 3rd largest island in the Sulu Archipelago (after Basilan and Jolo).
|Pop. density||142.3/km2 (368.6/sq mi)|
What is the ethnicity of Tawi-Tawi?
Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Tawi-Tawi, 2000
|Badjao, Sama Dilaut||8,113||4,020|
What is the meaning of Tawi?
According to a user from Kenya, the name Tawi is of Swahili origin and means “Leaf or branch”.