Bikol

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bikol

 

a people in the Philippines inhabiting the southern extremity of Luzon and the islands nearby. The Bikol number over 2 million (according to a 1967 estimate). The Bikolan language belongs to the northern group of Indonesian languages. The religion is Catholicism. Culturally and ethnically the Bikol are close to the Tagalog. Their chief occupation is farming (rice and plantation cultivation of Manila hemp). There is a large proletariat, consisting chiefly of plantation workers and miners.

REFERENCE

Narody Iugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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We take pride that in Savage Mind we have this special section dedicated to translation in Philippine languages like Filipino and Bikol. Most of the books here are published by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, the Ateneo de Naga University Press and the Ina nin Bikol Foundation.
It does not mean that one who writes in the Bikol language is automatically good and deserve our respect.
Some people would call this a renaissance period in the Bikol literary art scene.
As someone who is identified as a Bikol writer, I think it is time that writers from the regions must learn from each other.
In another interview, you described yourself as l'enfant terrible of Bikol writings, concluding that 'Savage Mind is the fulfillment of this terribleness'.
It was the poet/translator Marne Kilates who first called me l'enfant terrible of Bikol writings sometime in 2007.