Tagbanwa

Puerto Princesa, Palawan is the home of the Tagbanwa. Their language may also be known as Aborlan Tagbanwa or even Apurawnon, and is classified under the other Palawanic languages. However, it has some lexical similarities with Cuyonon, a Bisayan language. Tagbanwas are also said to have their own script.

The traditional clothing of the Tagbanwas came from the barks of trees. Transforming the bark into clothing material is a tedious process. Accessories, such as necklaces and anklets, are also essential to their everyday attire. Men and women wear their hair long.

 

Sources:
California State University, http://class.csueastbay.edu/
Ethnologue, www.ethnologue.com
National Commission for Culture and the Arts, http://www.ncca.gov.ph/

 

 

 

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