Igorot


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Igorot

(ĭgərōt`, ēgə–), general name for the people of N central Luzon island, the Philippines. The Igorot form two subgroups: the largest group lives in the south, central, and western areas, and is very adept at rice-terrace farming; the other group lives in the east and north. They formerly practiced headhunting. The name Igorot is also used as a collective term for many of the warlike tribes of Luzon.
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I am a proud member of the Kankanaey Igorot people in the Philippines.
Like the Dayak (Klokke 2004: 165), Iban (Davison and Sutlive 1991) and Igorot (Folkmar 1974: 223), Sejiq headhunters consulted bird oracles.
They have for the Coast Dwellers a Traditional Hatred': Governing Igorots in Northern Luzon and Central Taiwan, 1895-1915, pp.
This one is from the Bontoc group of Igorot peoples.
Men were recruited from as far away as Albay in the Bicol region and even Panay in the Visayas though the majority of workers were Tagalogs, Pangasinans, Pampangans, Igorots and increasingly Ilocanos.
The gangsa, a handy, round brass or bronze played as an ensemble, is the musical instrument most representative of the Igorot (Ygollotes) and Cordillera way of life.
In their protest pattong, the Igorot activists argued that the development paradigm being used in the Cordillera region is harming the land and its indigenous dwellers.
Belonging to the land, an Igorot is never autonomous from the reality of the sacred.
Believing that the land is Kabunian's gift to the race and the wellspring of all life (poon ti biag), the Igorot revere the land as sacred.
As echoed powerfully in a song sung in a ritual celebrating the martyrdom of the Igorot resistance leader Macliing Dulag,
An Igorot does not till a piece of land, dam a stream, or cut mature trees until the guardian spirits are appeased.
As with the ancient Hebrews and Canaanites, the Igorot story is not only etched and carved in stones, woods, and mountains, and not only in the wars of resistance they waged against invaders.