Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Proud Bagoba



Are you proud of your roots? Hhmm... I am! wehehehe... My great grandfather and grandmother is a pure Bagobo. I can understand the Bagogo Language and speak a little, though sometimes I get confused by their meanings hehehe... Just wanted to share lang for those who didn't know yet, I am a proud Bagoba! Nyahahaha...

Others won't believe while the others just agree with what I am saying when I told them na may dugong Bagobo ako... hahaha... Some would ask if I was just kidding or what... well, that's just it... :D


So, Who are the Bagobos?

The Bagobo were the first ethnic group in Mindanao encountered by the Spaniards at the end of the nineteenth century. Its name was derived from the words "bago" meaning "new' and "obo/obbo/uvu" meaning "growth",or "grow" which refer to a recent formation of people along the Davao Gulf coast.


The Bagobo are proud people with proto-Malayan features. They have light brown complexion, brown or brownish black wavy to curly hair, dark and widely set eyes, ridge broad nose and full,rounded lips.


The ancient settlement of the Bagobo is called Sibulan and serves as the center of all the Bagobo settlements when the Spaniards came. A strong social structure has enabled the groups to blend well with the main body politic while retaining their indigenous customs, beliefs and values.


The Bagobos have ornate traditions in weaponry and other metal arts.They are noted for their skill in producing brass articles through the ancient lost-wax process. They also weave abaca cloths of earth tones and make baskets that are trimmed with beads, fibers, and horses hair.

[Source: WikiPilipinas]

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7 Reactions:

Hapi said...

Happy Wednesday! Bloghoppin' here... Hey, I have an interesting tutorial for you that I have written myself. It is about adding Adsense on your Single Post in XML template. I hope you'll like it! God Bless you!

Cebu Pictures said...

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ark said...

Congrats on you being proud of your roots! Daghan ko kaila nga dili muamin nga nitibo sila, hehe..

Nanaybelen said...

Wow!!I am also proud of you. You are lucky , you could still visit and follow up of your roots

psycha said...

came here to give you smiles

Miah Laborte said...

@Hapi: thanks...

@cebu: sorry, nwala kasi yung mga links ko, i'll add u up again.. sorry..

@ark: hahaha... ako dili nuon tuohan nga na'y lahi bagobo... sultian nuon ug tinuod hahaha... ala ma'y ikaulaw tingali ana dba..

@nanaybelen: yeah.. thank you...

@psycha: thank you.. drop by again...

Harry Seenthings said...

was here for blog walking, i hope u can visiting my blog too, can we make a friends in hereisse

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