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The Earth and Its Inhabitants. the Universal Geography, Ed. by E.G. Ravenstein (A.H. Keane) Volume 14 (Paperback) Loot Price: R761
Discovery Miles 7 610
The Earth and Its Inhabitants. the Universal Geography, Ed. by E.G. Ravenstein (A.H. Keane) Volume 14 (Paperback): United...

The Earth and Its Inhabitants. the Universal Geography, Ed. by E.G. Ravenstein (A.H. Keane) Volume 14 (Paperback)

United States Congress House Select, Jean Jacques Elisee Reclus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... the northern Malays. Independently of their special local characteristics and dialects, all are broadly grouped in three classes according to their religion and pursuits. Those who have accepted the authority of the whites and the ministrations of the Catholic clergy are called Iiidios, or "Indians," and this class is gradually merging in a common nationality. Those of the south, who remain followers of the Prophet, are collectively known as Moros, or "Moors; " lastly, the tribes that have maintained their independence, or submit impatiently to the foreign yoke and still practise thuir old pagan rites, form the class of Infieles, or " Infidels." Of the Indios the most civilised are the Tagals (Ta-Gala), who number 1,500,000, and are steadily increasing, less by the excess of births over deaths than by the gradual assimilation of the surrounding tribal groups. The Tagal domain, which comprises all the central parts of Luzon, is slowly encroaching on all the other populations of the island. Thus in the north it has already absorbed the territory of the Pampangos and Pangasinanes, in the north-east that of the Aetas, in the south-east that of the Vicols, while the islands of Mindoro and Marinduque have also become " Tagalised." The Tagals are met everywhere along the seaboard, and are in fact the chief pioneers of European culture throughout the archipelago. Besides them there are other groups of Indios, even in Luzon, such as the Ilocos or Ilocanos on the west coast north of Lingayen Bay, and the Ibanags or Cagayanes in the extreme north and neighbouring islands. The Vicols, or Bicols, who occupy the Camarines peninsula, with the islands of Catanduanes, Burias, Ticao, and half of Masbate, greatly...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: United States Congress House Select • Jean Jacques Elisee Reclus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 300
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-04646-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-04646-6
Barcode: 9781234046460

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