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1909 Print Negrito Family Aboriginal Mountain Tribe Philippines Southeast XGDB7


A Negrito Man Hunting Wild Boar --- A Mighty Warrior of the Philippines by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. That arrow is practically a spear.

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.

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