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The Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines

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  • Carlos Polistico Garcia (1896 - 1971)
    Carlos Polistico García was a Filipino teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist and guerrilla leader. He became the eighth President of the Philippines known for his "Filipin...
  • Melecio Gaudencio Valencia (1824 - 1916)
    Melecio Gaudencio Valencia y Padilla (1824 - 1916), also known as Ka Miling among his family, keen and friends was a teacher and a former Augustinian lay brother who wrote La Historia del Familia Padil...
  • Ricardo Embrado (1861 - 1920)
    Don Ricardo Gerardo Del Rosario Embrado y Alcover de Garchitorena also known as Tan Ardong, short for Capitan Ardong was born at the present town of Quiagan (particularly in Antipolo now the town of As...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on notable individuals who descend from the indigenous peoples of the Philippines. Through this page, we strive to appreciate the unique and remarkable contributions, inspiring pride in the youth of the indigenous tribes the Philippines.

Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: Thanks to http://igorotblogger.com/2007/06/short-story-wedding-dance-by-amador.html for the cover picture.

Luzon

The Bontoc are a tribe spread across Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Apayao in northern Luzon. Each village has its own distinct dialect, some of which are Sadanga, Guinaang Bontoc, Bayyu.

  • Paulo Avelino (actor)

The Ifugao (or Ifugaw, Ipugao, and Yfugao) live primarily in the province of Ifugao in Central Cordillera, in Northern Luzon. The name is supposed to have come from ipugo which means "from the hill."

The Ilongot (or Ibilao) are a tribe who inhabit the southern Sierra Madre and Caraballo Mountains, on the east side of Luzon Island in the Philippines, primarily in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija and along the mountain border between the provinces of Quirino and Aurora.

The Kankanaey are a tribe who live in western Mountain Province, northern Benguet and southeastern Ilocos Sur. They speak Kankanaey and Ilocano.

The Tingguian (or Itneg) are an Austronesian ethnic group from the upland province of Abra.

Gaddang :: Ibaloi :: Isneg :: Kalinga :: Negritos

Visayas

Mangyan

Mindanao

Ata :: B'laan (or "Bla-an") :: Bagobo :: Banwaon :: Bukidnon :: Dibabawon :: Higaunon :: Kalagan :: Mamanwa :: Mandaya :: Mangguwangan :: Manobo :: Mansaka :: Subanen:: T'boli :: Tagakaolo :: Teduray :: Ubo