Ethnic Groups of the Philippines


The Magahats are also known as the Ati-Man and Bukidnon. There are concentrations of Magahats found in southwestern Negros, Santa Catalina, Bayawan, and Siaton in Negros Oriental; and in Negros Occidental. Their language is a mixture of Hiligaynon and Sugbuhanon.

Magahats practice swidden agriculture, because their settlements are in mountainous areas. They are food gatherers and good hunters as well.



Western Visayas Online.
Official Website of the Province of Bukidnon,
Tourism Information on Bayawan City,
Negros Island,