Category:Indigenous People

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The indigenous peoples constitute a significant segment of Philippine society. These communities are composed of over 100 ethnolinguistic groups settled in the various parts of the archipelago.

Defined as a group of people or homogenous societies identified by self ascription and ascription by others, they have continuously lived as organized community or communally bounded and defined territory, and who have, under claims of ownership since the past, occupied, possessed and utilized such territories sharing common bond of language, customs, traditions and other distinctive cultural traits. They also refer to those who have resisted political, social and cultural inroads of colonization, which practice non-indigenous religions and cultures thus are historically differentiated from the majority Filipinos.

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This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.