Sunday, December 18, 2011

Notes on the Literary Forms of the Pre-colonial Period

Pre-colonial inhabitants of the Philippines have a rich oral tradition of literature, which is composed of folk speeches, folk songs, folk narratives, and indigenous rituals and mimetic dances.

Notes on Pre-Colonial Philippines

Early Philippine History
  • Little is known about Philippine history before the Spaniards arrived.
  • Written records made by the inhabitants of the Philippine islands were made of perishable bamboo or leaves.
  • For a long time, Philippine history started with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

Notes on the Philippines

Geographic Facts

The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago that has about 1,700 islands.The Philippines has three major groups of islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.