Roots…

The Ifugao People in a Nutshell

Originally, the people called themselves Ipugo, stressed in the last syllable, which is derived from Pugaw, meaning Earthworld. Ipugo, altered to Ifugao by outsiders, literally means earth man, mortal or human being, as distinguished from the deities and spirits that inhabit the different worlds in the Ifugao system of worship. These are Kabunyan (Skyworld), Dalom (Underworld), Daya (Western World), Lagud (Eastern World), and Pugaw (Earthworld).

According to their oral tradition embodied in their myths, the Ifugao are descendants of beings from Kabunyan. Their first ancestors were Wigan and Bugan, who had left Kabunyan and went down to live in Pah-adan, a place in Daya. They later migrated to Pugaw where the soil was fertile and wild deer abounded. Near the west bank of the Ibulao River from across the Lagawe Valley, the couple set up the first human settlement and called the place Kiyangan.

— excerpt from the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts

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