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(in Russian also Atta, Inagta, and so on; they have no general self-designation), a group of Negroid tribes, short in stature, which constitutes the indigenous population of the Philippine Islands. They inhabit the mountain regions and the eastern part of Luzon. Small groups of Aeta also live in the interior of the Negros and Panay islands and the northeastern part of Mindanao. Several other Negroid groups on the islands of Mindoro and Palawan are also sometimes called Aeta. The population is approximately 50,000 (1967 estimate), more than 30,000 of whom are on the island of Luzon. They speak numerous dialects of the Indonesian group of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. Their religious concepts amount to a form of primitive animism. In addition to a hunting and gathering economy, agriculture is developed among the Aeta.

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At least 30 farmers rode on the carabaos during the race, among them Aetas from the tribal communities who constantly splashed water on the backs of these animals.
About 40 Aetas from the remote villages of San Martin and Mabilog recently received Php200,000 worth of livelihood assistance from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and municipal Public Employment Service Office.
By partnering with active organizations at the local level our resources could be leveraged to provide access to basic health screening of the Aetas and indigents of barangays identified by local communities.
Christopher Reyes, the tournament chairman of TAO-RC's volleyball league, said part of the donations would also go to civic organizations engaged in charity work such as Sa Tahanan ni Maria (To the House of Maria), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Aetas who are an ethnic minority.
While the United States was condoning atrocities against Native Americans, blacks, and other minorities, the colonial government in the Philippines defended the Igorots, the indigenous Aetas, and the Muslim Moros.
resettlement site, said since resettlement to the lowlands, intermarriages between the Aetas and non-Aetas have increased.
Hermas's argument is similar to John's, Gerbel continues, adding that he himself does not see why the Shepherd was so cavalierly dismissed by the prior aetas (an oblique reference to the [Pseudo-] Gelasian Decree), since its testimony had been taken quite seriously by antiquity.
Pending the publication of more of the important work now under way on 'applied emblematics' the best evidence for the mentality and what Russell calls the aetas emblematica lies in the (still not fully defined) corpus of emblem books.
The construction placed by Salman Rushdie on his own experiences and works such as Christoph Ransmayr's The Last World or Roberto Colasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony suggest that if Virgil was the Roman poet the modernists appropriated for their various outlooks, then Ovid plays that role for postmodernists: ego me nunc denique natum gratulor: haec aetas moribus apta meis, as the poet said.
This file photo shows participants, depicting native Aetas, parading around Kalibo town, Aklan province for the 2017 Ati-Atihan Festival (Ginevive P.
The Atis, or Aetas, were the indigenous people who first settled on Panay Island, where Aklan is located.
Nostra aetas, parum perita rerum veterum, nimis brevi gyro grammaticum sepsit: at apud antiquos olim tantum auctoritate hi ordo habuit ut censores essent et iudices scriptorum omnium soli grammatici, quos ob id etiam criticos vocabant" (Poliziano, 220).