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n. A Tagalog word which translates to "struggle and revolution" that is now used regularly in the Filipino American community as a word of empowerment.

adj. Someone who can be described as an activist in the Filipino American community. Sometimes viewed as militant and ethnocentric.
When I went to the protest, you could feel the makibaka in the air.

When she went through her makibaka phase, it was hard for her White friends to talk to her.
by DKYN PhD March 25, 2010
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