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Philippines: Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao

Indigenous People of Mindanao

There are 18 Lumad ethnolinguistic groups recognized by the Philippine government.  However, there are probably about 25 or more.  Owing to the isolation of these groups, the Philippine census has never been consistent.  The Lumad are:

The Subanen

Manobo

B'laan

T'boli

Mandaya

Mansaka

Tiruray

Higaonon

Bagobo

Bukidnon

Tagakaolo

Banwaon

Dibabawon

Talaandig

Mamanua, and

Manguangan.

 

There are also 13 Muslim ethnolinguistic groups:

Maranao

Maguindanao

Tausug

Kalagan

Sangil

Ilanun/Iranun

Palibugan

Yakan

Sama

Badjao

Jumamapun

Palawanon

Molbog

Useful Keyword and Subject Terms

In the Voyager catalog, use advanced search using the following terms under "keyword search":

Lumad

Indigenous people AND Mindanao

Indigenous people AND conflict AND Mindanao


**A search on any of the indigenous groups will most often yield results:

T'boli AND Mindanao

Yakan AND Mindanao

Sama* AND Mindanao

Bajao AND Mindanao


Under "subject search," try the following:

Lumad (Philippine people)

Ethnology--Philippines

Bajau (Southeast Asian people)