Balangao


Balangao

Balangao is the term used to refer to a barangay (a small local government unit in the Philippines) in the Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines and the tribe that inhabit it.

It is believed that the people of the Balangao tribe have their origin in the two nearby provinces of Kalinga and IfugaoFact|date=February 2007. The language used by this tribe is called "iferangao". It is confined to the tribe and some nearby tribes who have their own languages that are related to the iferangao dialect.

The predominant activity of the tribe is farming which is performed either in rice terraces or from lands that were cleared by fire. At the present, many of the younger generation of the tribe have gained education and are exposed to modernization thus changing the once traditional society of the tribe.


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