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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,
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