Manobo, a Tribe in Mindanao Philippines

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The Manobo people usually engage in farming and agriculture for they live in the rural areas of Mindanao.

The Manobo Tribe

The origins of the Manobo tribe can be traced way back in the early times from the migration of the early Malay people of South East Asia
to the Philippine Islands. Historians often associate the origin of this indigenous group to the group of people who settled the archipelago long time ago. This group of people came from the neighboring countries in South East Asia.The first batch came in the islands as they look for temporary settlement traveling through land bridges as the Philippines is believed to be connected in the mainland Asia before (ice age). Early batches settled in the Philippines came from any were in south Asia with there marine vessels.

The Manobo people was classified into eight groups but they are very much similar differing only in some aspects of culture and language
. The Eight groups are the; Cotabato Manobo, Agusan Manobo, Matig Salug Manobo, Obo Manobo, Dibabawon Manobo, Sarangani Manobo, Manobo of Western Bukidnon and Tagabawa Manobo. The Manobo is discribe sometimes according to their political or landform division. Manobo living in Sarangani Province can be called as Sarangani Manobo as well as those who near the Agusan River can be called as Agusan Manobo.

The Manobo people usually engage in farming and agriculture for they live in the rural areas of Mindanao. This group is male dominated. The husband is considered as the head of the family and he is the one who made family decisions. Polygamy is being exercise except in some groups where polygamy is performed only by the royal blood like a powerful Datu or a Sultan (chieftain or headmen).

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Asia, Chieftain, Culture, Manobo, Mindanao, People, Philippines, Society, Tribe

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author avatar Ivy naparan
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Can you help me provide data or information about the manobo language? thanks.

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author avatar Beng-beng
30th Aug 2012 (#)

Thankyou for this information...t will help me alot forour groupreport in Philippine Music..:))

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author avatar Cristopher l. dangcalan
21st Nov 2012 (#)

i suggest that you must better join in SULADS organization for you to learn more about the culture of the manobo,.thnx.,

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author avatar Reymon tenorio
16th Jan 2013 (#)

i am a tiduray..but i know how to speak manobo language'' and im willing to give you some''''data or information about the manobo language'''''''''

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author avatar Reymon tenorio
16th Jan 2013 (#)

how about the manobo dulangan in sultan kudarat'''''''''''' meaning manobo people are classified into 9 group' this group are found in sultan kudarat' '' information lang poh kasi di cla narerecognise''''''''''

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author avatar Elmas monsing
5th Apr 2013 (#)

hi,ds s elmas,a certified manobo.i just wanna knw what's gonna b the exact classification/group of manobos who r living n jose abad santos(JAS)?pls...!

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author avatar Dandan Quillano Azarcn
18th Jul 2013 (#)

there is also manobo ln Surigao del sur ,,, they called Srigaonon manobo,

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author avatar Dandan Quillano Azarcn
18th Jul 2013 (#)

surigaonon manobo,,, i mean,

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