= 'A remote, wild, unexplored region; rural, isolated area'
Borrowed from Tagalog (the national language of the Philippines) 'bundok' = 'mountain'. American GIs returning from the Philippines at the end of World War II brought with them not only victory, but a new word referring to a wild, untamed, remote region. In the Philippines it was the mountains but in the US the word refers to any remote area away from the civilization. The doors of the English language, as we have said before, are as wide open to immigrant vocabulary as the English-speaking nations are open to immigration.