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The people

Although a Butuanon dialect exists, most of the inhabitants speak Cebuano. The Manobo tribe, numbering 53,000, is the largest cultural community in the province. Other major ethnic groups comprise the Mamanwa, Higanon and Lapaknon. There is a Monobo-Mamanwa Reservation in Bangonay, Jabonga, at the southern end of Lake Mainit.

History and Culture

Northern Mindanao is rich in history and culture. Its indigenous traditions are showcased in year-round festivals all over the region and its heritage expressed and reflected in their arts and crafts. Relics and artifacts of a glorious past are displayed with pride in the different museums found in the region.


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