Who are the first inhabitants of Palawan?
The first inhabitants of Palawan were migrants who arrived over a former land bridge that connected the island to nearby Borneo. These ethnic Malayans traded heavily with Chinese merchants, as shown by recent archaeological excavations revealing Chinese pottery and similar artifacts on Palawan.
How many tribes are there in Palawan?
The total population in 2000 is 755,412 with an annual population growth rate of 3.6%. The Palawan BR is also home to approximately 57 ethnolinguistic groups with 3 indigenous peoples: the Tagbanua, Palaw’an, and the Bataks. The province of Palawan is known as the Philippine’s “last ecological frontier”.
What language is spoken in Palawan?
|Native speakers||97,620 (2010 census)|
|Language family||Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Philippine Greater Central Philippine Palawanic Palawano|
What makes living in Palawan difficult?
Mining has already made it difficult for some Palawan communities to grow and hunt enough food. Parts of their forests have been devastated, their rivers have silted up and their sacred sites have been destroyed.
What makes Palawan unique?
Rich in teeming jungles, tousled mangrove, swamps, and vibrant coral reefs, Palawan is indeed endowed with species-rich, biologically diverse ecosystem. The island is home to 232 endemic species, one of the highest densities of the unique species in the world.
What is the smallest Palawan tribe?
The Bataks represent the smallest of the three major ethnic groups of Palawan province (the others are the Tagbanua and the Palawan).