Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about Filipinos as a articles about male sex workers in the philippines and citizenship. Filipinos come from various ethnolinguistic groups that are native to the island country. The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 333 years, setting a foundation for contemporary Filipino culture.
Under Spanish rule, most of the Filipino populace embraced Roman Catholicism, yet revolted many times against its hierarchy. Use of the term “Filipino” in the Philippines started during the Spanish colonial period. Filipino” and adding the diminutive suffix “-y”. In 2010, a metatarsal from “Callao Man”, discovered in 2007, was dated through uranium-series dating as being 67,000 years old. Prior to that, the earliest human remains found in the Philippines were thought to be the fossilized fragments of a skull and jawbone, discovered in the 1960s by Dr.
Fox, an anthropologist from the National Museum. Anthropologists who examined these remains agreed that they belonged to modern human beings. The “Tabon Man” fossils are considered to have come from a third group of inhabitants, who worked the cave between 22,000 and 20,000 BCE. An earlier cave level lies so far below the level containing cooking fire assemblages that it must represent Upper Pleistocene dates like 45 or 50 thousand years ago.
Fluctuations in ancient shorelines between 150,000 BC and 17,000 BC connected the Malay Archipelago region with Maritime Southeast Asia and the Philippines. This may have enabled ancient migrations into the Philippines from Maritime Southeast Asia approximately 50,000 BC to 13,000 BC. A January 2009 study of language phylogenies by R. The Negritos are likely descendants of the indigenous populations of the Sunda landmass and New Guinea, pre-dating the Mongoloid peoples who later entered Southeast Asia.
The majority of present-day Filipinos are a product of the long process of evolution and movement of people. After the mass migrations through land bridges, migrations continued by boat during the maritime era of South East Asia. The ancient races became homogenized into the Malayo-Polynesians which colonized the majority of the Philippine, Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos. A painting of a young mother and her child belonging to the Maharlika caste. Since at least the 3rd century, various ethnic groups established several communities.