MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION Analyzing Cultural Group (BSED TLE 3)
The Different Cultural
Group in the Philippines
The Bicolanos originated in Bicol, Luzon.
There are several Bicolano languages, of
which there is a total of about 3.5 million
speakers.Their language is referred to
as Bikol or Bicolano. Bikol dialects includes
Legazpeño, Darageño, Domingueño, Tabakeño,
Tiwiño, Sorsoganon, Naga.
The Ibanags are an ethnic group numbering
around half a million people, who inhabit the
provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva
The Ibanag, Ivatan, the Ilocano people
are the inhabitants of the lowlands, and
coastal areas of northern Luzon.Ilocano
are also found in central Luzon, Metro
Manila, and some towns in the Visayas,
and Mindanao.There are about 8 million
speakers of Ilocano,and most of these
individuals are Christians.
The Ivatan are predominant in the
Batanes Islands of the Philippines. They
have close cultural links with Taiwanese
TheKapampangan language is spoken by
more than two million people. In the
Spanish colonial era, Pampanga was
known to be a source of valiant
soldiers. There was a Kapampangan
contingent in the colonial army who
helped defend Manila against the
Chinese Pirate Limahon.
Main articles: Moro people,
Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug people,
Yakan, Sangil, Illanun, and Banguingui
Pangasinense are the ninth largest Filipino ethnic
group. They originated from the northwestern
seaboard of Luzon.
The Sambal are the inhabitants of the province
of Zambales, and the city of Olongapo in the
Philippines. Sambals currently make up a large
proportion of the population in the municipalities
of Zambales province north of Iba.
The Subanon or "Subanu" means "river people",
which is derived from the word "soba", "suba" a
word common in Sulu, Visayas, and Mindanao,
which means "river" and the suffix “-nun” or non” which indicates a locality or place of origin.
The Tagalogs, the first settlers of Manila
and its surrounding areas, are one of the
most widespread groups of people in the
Philippines.The Tagalog language was
chosen as an official language of the
Philippines in the 1930s. worldwide.
The term Visayans refer to several
ethnolinguistic groups living in the Visayas
region. Some of these individuals are also
found in some parts of Mindanao. There
are various Visayan languagesspoken in the
Central Philippine region. They mostly
include Cebuano, Ilonggo, and WarayWaray
The Ilongot are a headhunting ethnic group found in the
The Lumad of Mindanao includes several tribes such as the
Manobo, the Tasaday, the Mamanwa, the Mandaya, the
Bilaan and the Kalagan. They primarily inhabit the eastern
parts of Mindanao such as the Caraga, and Davao Regions.
The Mangyan are found in Mindoro. they are 13% in the
The Negrito, Aeta, Batak, and Mamanwa live in remote
areas throughout the islands.
The tribes of Palawan are a diverse group of tribes
primarily located in the island of Palawan and its outlying
The Batak is a group of indigenous Filipino people that
resides in the northeast portion of Palawan.
The Palawans are tribal people found in Southern Palawan
particularly Quezon, Palawan.
The Kagayanen are from the municipality of Cagayancillo,
Palawan province. There are about 36,000 Kagayanen in
The Molbog (referred to in the literature as Molebugan or
Molebuganon) are concentrated in Balabak island and are
also found in other islands of the coast of Palawan as far
north as Panakan.
people are an indigenous group who live in central Panay
island. They are the largest indigenous people’s group in
Panay, with a population As of 2011 of some 94,000.on As
of 2011 of some 94,000.al areas of central Palawan. Their
name means "people of the world".