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Author Photo by: MakNCheeez
May 07 2020, 1:37pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
Question: Not a language question, but a culture question; I have been looking for information on precolonial Philippines culture, but I can not find anything other than an interesting story of Bakunawa and some tattoo designs. I want to learn all the different time periods and cultures of Philippines. Does anyone have any sources were I can find more information?
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
May 07 2020, 2:42pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@MakNCheeez Have you gone through the Wikipedia article yet? They have some good basic info:
en.wikipedia.org/wik i/History_of_the_Phi lippines_(900%E2%80%931565)
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 07 2020, 2:56pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@jkos I have'nt checked Wilipedia, I have been looking for books of myths and clothing, but I should have started there! Maraming salamat.
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
May 07 2020, 3:38pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@MakNCheeez “State and Society in the Philippines” by Abinales and Amoroso, and “A History of the Philippines from Indios Bravos to Filipinos” by Luis Francia both have some information.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
May 07 2020, 7:48pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
Aswangproject.com for Bakunawa.
 
There's no coherent description of the Bakunawa except for it being a moon eater. In some lores it is a dragon, in some lores a sea serpent. It really depends on which ethnic group describes it.
 
So, if you want a "Bakunawa" tattoo, you're not likely going to find an "original reference".
 
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Author Photo Redlotus45 Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
May 07 2020, 8:12pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
Bakunawa is like a dragon that flies and swallows the sun or the moon. That is the explanation of our great grandparents to our grandparents about eclipse. Bakunawa is an Ilonggo word. A dialect spoken by Ilonggos in Visayas. Ilonggo is one of the major dialects here in the Philippines.
 
Here, I found something: philippineculturaled ucation.com.ph/bakun awa/
 
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Author Photo Redlotus45 Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
May 07 2020, 8:24pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@MakNCheeez For Clothing before The Philippines was colonized by the Spaniards, before the Borneans came, Check this out: steemit.com/culturea ndheritage/@diosaric h/the-t-nalak-a-show case-of-colorfu
 
What you will see are mostly the modern versions, you will be very lucky to find the older ones which are closed to the original designs. I have seen one 25 years ago.
 
And here, Check this out National Commission for Culture and Arts ncca.gov.ph/
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 08 2020, 9:41am CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang Thank you! I will look at the website, I'm not looking for a tattoo, I just meant that when I google or search for information of precolonial cultures all I usually find are the tribal tattoo designs and stories of Bakunawa. But I like myths like Bakunawa so I want to find more information. But I've never seen that website before I will look into it maraming salamat! I'm glad I got so many different resources to look at now.
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 08 2020, 9:44am CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@Redlotus45 maraming salamat! I'm so happy everyone has resources for me to look into! I didn't know it was llonggo, I will look more into that as well, thank you!
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 08 2020, 9:46am CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@Redlotus45 Oh! I love these websites, I can tell I'm going to have a lot of fun exploring these sites! Maraming salamat!!
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 08 2020, 9:48am CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@Diegocorry Maraming salamat! I'm going to see where I can get those, I really appreciate it!!
 
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Author Photo Fujishooter
May 09 2020, 1:10pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago. 
@MakNCheeez language forms a part of culture and you might like to search baybayin. Various forms of baybayin writing script were used throughout before the colonization by the Spanish.
 
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Author Photo MakNCheeez
May 10 2020, 9:43am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@Fujishooter That's really cool, I'll look into it, it looks so elegant. Maraming Salamat!
 
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