The highland ethnic nations have co-existed with the lowland Austronesian ethnic nations for thousands of years in the Philippine archipelago. The primary difference is that they were not absorbed by centuries of Spanish and United States colonization of the Philippines, and in the process have retained their customs and traditions. This is mainly due to the rugged inaccessibility of the mountains, which discouraged Spanish and American colonizers from coming into contact with the highlanders. wikipedia
- Negrito of Luzon
- Tribes of Palawan
- Tribes of Panay
Spirit of Asia: The Aeta
The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the island of Luzon. These peoples are considered to be Negritos, whose skin ranges from dark to very dark brown, and possessing features such as a small stature and frame; hair of a curly to kinky texture and a higher frequency of naturally lighter colour (blondism) relative to the general population; small nose; and dark brown eyes. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations.
Igorot, or Cordillerans archive video
Igorot, or Cordillerans, is the collective name of several Austronesian ethnic groups in the Philippines, who inhabit the mountains of Luzon. These highland peoples inhabit all the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra,Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province, as well as the adjacent provinces.
Lumads are Rising for Revolution !
The Lumad are a group of non-Muslim indigenous people in the southern Philippines. It is a Cebuano term meaning « native » or « indigenous ». Balindog, Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines. It is the self-ascription and collective identity of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao.
Militarization of communities has led to forcible evacuations of Lumads. Their livelihood has been disrupted. Community infrastructure like schools, clinics, collective farms have been destroyed. And anywhere where military are deployed, not only is it the harassment of the communities that escalates – but also specifically violence against women and girls…
The Batak tribe Documentary
The Batak are one of about 70 indigenous peoples of the Philippines. They are located in the northeastern portions of Palawan, a relatively large island in the southwest of the archipelago. There are only about 450 Batak remaining according to a 1990 census. Also called Tinitianes, the Batak are considered by anthropologists to be closely related to the Ayta of Central Luzon, another Negrito tribe.
The Bajau tribe
The Bajau usually live a seaborne lifestyle, and use small wooden sailing vessels.The Sama-Bajau are traditionally from the many islands of the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines , as well as parts of the coastal areas of Mindanao and northern Borneo. In the last 50 years, many of the Filipino Sama-Bajau have migrated to neighbouring Malaysia and the northern islands of the Philippines, due to the conflict in Mindanao.
The Lost Tribe - Full 1993 Tasaday Documentary
The Tasaday are a small group of indigenous people from the tropical rain forests of South Cotabato in Mindanao who allegedly lived a Stone Age life. Throughout the 1970s the Tasaday received world-wide fame, and then again in the 1980s when Oswald Iten purportedly discovered that they were a hoax masterminded government officials close to President Ferdinand E. Marcos.