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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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resettlement site, said since resettlement to the lowlands, intermarriages between the Aetas and non-Aetas have increased.
19) The Latin terms used are nomen et cognomen, patria, aetas, vires, tempus societatis, tempus studiorum, ministeria, and gradus.
Mish," Aetas Manjurica 3 (1992): 150-51 (including bibliographical information on Mish's Manchu studies).
Bohai-Geschichte und Kultur eines mandschurisch-koreanischen Konigreiches der Tang-Zeit, darestellt nach den Schriftzeugnissen und dem archaologischen Fundmaterial, Aetas Manjurica 5.
In matters of literary taste the twelfth century was an aetas Ovidiana, and Heinrich von Veldeke is often adduced as one of the age's German exponents.
First, it reflects a wholesale denial of the racialized and hierarchical systems operating in the Philippines -- a country in which the Mestizo population is overrepresented in government and where the indigenous Aetas continue to experience systematic exploitation and land expropriation.
Chamber Music String: Vanderbilt University, Aetas Trio
necdum prima nova lanugine vertitur aetas, tranquillaeque faces oculis et plurima vultu mater inest.
AEtas est illis aurea, neque fossis neque parietibus aut sepibus praedia sepiunt.
Non tamen haec aetas noscere cincta potest, Imberbi necnon haec sum modulatus avaena: Nec tetigere mei bis duo lustra dies.
In the preface to his Opera omnia in Galeni libros, he says that 'Ex libris, quos hactenus de re Medica scriptos nostra probauit aetas, nullus est, quem vniuersi, qui huic disciplinae nomina dederunt, aut crebrius, aut maiore cum vilitate manibus versent quam Galen monumenta'.
Reckel, Bohai, Geschichte und Kultur eines mandschurisch-koreanischen Konigreiches der Tang-Zeit, Aetas Manjurica 5 [Wiesbaden, 1995], 489).