Ethnic Groups of the Philippines


The Abaknons are found in the San Bernardino Strait and Capul Island of Northwest Samar. They are also known as Capul Samal or Capuleño. The family to which the language belongs is Sama; the people are called Abaknon.

Interestingly, the Sama groups are located in the Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao, yet the island of Samar, which is part of the Visayas, belongs to the subgroup. The Sama are engaged in both fishing and exporting fish. They are also produce copra and rice.



National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Abaknon,