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Minority’s minority


By Compiled by Jameela I. Mendoza | Editor-in-Chief

 

Although Filipinos are familiar with known Indigenous Peoples (IPs), like tattoo artist Apo Whang Od from the Kalinga tribe and the Bajau “sea gypsies” known to be genetically adapted to diving, many IPs still remain unknown to many, putting them on the risk of being forgotten.


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The smallest group among the different tribes in Palawan, the Batak reportedly had a population of 300 in 2012. “Batak” in the regional dialect of Cuyonon means “mountain people.”

source: https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/14349-mountain-people-the-bataks-of-palawan

 


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Mamanwa

The smallest group among the different tribes in Palawan, the Batak reportedly had a population of 300 in 2012. “Batak” in the regional dialect of Cuyonon means “mountain people.”

source: https://hubpages.com/education/mamanua

 


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Isanay

To help preserve their culture and language, the Isinay tribe of Cagayan Valley launched in 2016 the “Guide to Isinay Orthography” with University of the Philippines Baguio.

source: https://secretsofnuevavizcaya.wordpress.com/author/secretsofnuevavizcaya/

 


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Tau’t Batu

The Tau’t Bato, which means “people of the rock,” live mostly in caves. Some experts believe they have settled in caves since the Neolithic period. Many of them stay in Singnapan Basin, a bowl-shaped valley in Southwestern Palawan.

source: https://alegraally.photoshelter.com/image/I0000xR8aanpDBDA

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