History of Visayas

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The history of the Visayas remains mysterious before the Spaniards arrived, until today. There have been many myths and stories about history but many disagree on whether they are true. The ancient people of the Visayas region were Australians and Negrito immigrants to the archipelago some 6,000 to 30,000 years ago.

The animist tribes were the first to rule. In the twelfth century, the people of the former empires of Srivijaya, Brunei, and Majapahit, led by Datu Puti and his people traveled and settled on the island of Panay at meetings near it. In the 14th century, Arab traders and their followers dared to sweep the oceans in Southeast Asia, and persuaded Islamic groups.

Visayas has a population of 18,003,940 since 2010. There are four regions in the Visayas. The largest population here is the cebu city. It is located in the Philippines

The Visayas still tie traditional and culture here in the Philippines, such as:

* Celebrating the festival like Sinulog Festival

* preparing meals for deceased relatives every Day of the Dead believing they are visiting

* commemoration of Santacruzan or Flores de Mayo

* Visita Church every Lent

* getting married before family

* Devotion to Santo Niño has sustained and advanced Philippine culture over the centuries especially in the Visayas region.

Ethnic Groups in the Visayas

  • Boholano 

  • Cebuano 

  • Ilonggo 

  • Waray 

  • Rombloanon 

  • Hamtikanon 

  • Bisaya 

  • Aklanon 

  • Badjao

The Visayas is one of the indigenous Filipinos who make up a large number of people and live in the Visayas region and parts of Mindanao.

In the Visayas, there are three dialects used: the Western Visayas, Visayas of Central Visayas, and the Visayas of Eastern Visayas. Farming, fishing, copying, copying, valuing and maintaining their history and past and past lives are fundamental. Family relationships are close and they are well known (even distant relatives).

The Visayas is widely praised by other indigenous people in the Philippines. These include being religious and devout, caring for anyone regardless of appearance or origin or belief, being helpful in everything (even with a neighbor's problem or distant blood), respecting and not caring- being aware of other people's private life and other aspects of it, being hospitable, friendly, and cheerful.

Here are the trivia about Visayas (Visayas):

Cebu is known as the oldest city in the Philippines. The island of Homonhon in Samar is the place where Ferdinand

Magellan - the leader of a group from Europe, first attempted to conquer the world by sailing. This is part of the Visayas history. The history of the Visayas is well known in Mactan, Cebu where Ferdinand Magellan died in 1521.

The Spanish people saw that the people of Panay had many tattoos so the island of Panay was named "Isla de Los Pintados" and its inhabitants were called "Pintados". The famous "short dance" came from the island of Leyte.

Trivia about Western Visayas:

Panay has an area of ​​12,011km ^ 2. It is the 65th largest island in the world. Panay island is called the Aetas of the Aetas. Aetas are the original inhabitants of the island of Panay. Negros is the 62nd largest island in the world and the third-largest island in the Philippines.

Negros is the third largest island in the Philippines, Samar fourth, Panay sixth, Cebu ninth, and Bohol tenth.

Cebuano is an ethnic group from the Visayas primarily located on the island of Cebu and forms the second largest linguistic group in the Philippines.

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