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.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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.
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.