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philippines negritos

A Negrito Woman and Child in the Philippines by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr


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Kalinga Woman, Philippines 1911




Bateq @ Batek tribe. The Batak are one of about 70 indigenous peoples of the Philippines. They are located in the northeastern portions of Palawan, a relatively large island in the southwest of the archipelago. There are only about 500 Batak remaining. Also called Tinitianes, the Batak are considered by anthropologists to be closely related to the Ayta of Central Luzon, another Negrito tribe.

Negritos - Phillipines

Negritos - Phillipines

Manila fruit seller, Manila, Philippines, 1899 or before


The term Negrito refers to several ethnic groups who inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia. Their current populations include 12 Andamanese peoples of the Andaman Islands, six Semang peoples of Malaysia, the Mani of Thailand, and the Aeta, Agta, Ati, and 30 other peoples of the Philippines.

Manila Bay Sunset, Philippines

1930s Philippines - Mountain Moro Warrior. S)

Cebu, Philippines

The Aetas are the aborigines of the Philippines who were called negritos by the Spaniards at the time of their reign in the Philippines because of their darker skin color. It is the tribe inhabiting the eastern parts of Luzon and called in different names: Agta, Ita, Ati, or Aeta

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