Igorots are an ethnic group in the Philippines. They are located in the Cordillera, on the island of Central, in the North of the country. There are six provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Benguet and Mountain Province are the only provinces that claim to be Igorot. The city of Baguio is the only city in the CAR. There are three ethnographic linguistic groups in the areas where the Igorots live: the Bontoc, Ibaloi, and Kankanaey.
Other Cordillera provinces such as Abra and Kalinga do not count themselves as Igorots because they do not understand the word igorot but Igorot call them from the Mt Province. This is evidence that comes directly from the mouths of Abra and Kalinga elders and is the meaning passed on to the following youth. It is a great shame for the writers to generalize to the Cordillansons as Igorots without much in-depth study. An example of the abuse of free identity, which is supported by fools who know only to answer "Yes, break them down" because that's what it means. It is best to call them Retail, iSalinga, Isneg or any other call they want, not just for an unknown writer or reader.
Igorots are known for their hard work, dedication, and dedication to their source. Habits do not merely allow others to obtain their inheritance or acquired wealth. They are rich in culture and belief that to this day, in other provinces are practiced.
The land is important to them, because it is their main source of livelihood.
Source of the word "Igorot"
The word Igorot was coined in the afternoons to refer to tribes they did not colonize in Luzon. Mountain chain is the source of the word and is added by the prefix (live in). In the first official census report when the Americans arrived, D.R. wrote Barrows said he had adopted the name Igorot to refer to the entire Malay tribe in Northern Luzon with the same physical characteristics, languages close and cultural degrees. There is a whole anthropological record that says: in most languages in Northern Luzon, 'Igorot' means 'mountain people' and is temporarily named after a group of Northern Luzon people as it covers a large number of people. mountain. This is also what Igorots use to call themselves and have ethnological writings about it.
Most have rounded eyes but are pretty and mostly short. You will soon learn that Igorot a woman with her big legs because of the mountain climbing as well as the men. The skin of the Igorots in Benguet is usually white but others are dark because they are soaked under the hot sun. Men tend to have short hair. Women, too, have long hair and have left bangs in the past that are too short to look good. The ancient Igorots were no different from the modern Igorots. The modern Igorot is naturally small in size (4'8-5'5)
Currently, many men are dressed civilian. It serves as the uniform of presidents and councilors whether the nation is in or out of office. Women, in contrast to other non-Christian groups in the Philippines, wear their full body. Their workwear is a skirt that does not extend beyond the knee, long sleeves and scarves or pieces of cloth that they wrap around their head. However, in the present day Igorot's clothing has become modern.
The IPRA (Indigenous People's Rights Act) of 1997 is a comprehensive law that protects not only the right of Indigenous peoples to their inherited land (land of origin) but also social justice, human rights, social and cultural rights . This is in response to the belief that these lands are their place of worship (religion), educational institution (education), place of governance (politics and government), livelihood and market place (economy), medical center (health), home (defense and security), identity (personality and character), and identity.