Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Atta, Faire

Cagayan Province, particularly the municipality of Faire-Rizal, is home to the Faire Attas. They live along the Cagayan River, the largest and longest river in the Philippines. And since the land through which the river passes is typically fertile, their main source of livelihood is agriculture. Their principal products are rice, corn, and tobacco.

The Faire Atta language, also known as Southern Atta, is closely related to and mutually intelligible with the other Atta languages in Cagayan, but not with Ibanag, the language spoken in the region.


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