Igorot, the origin

The word “Igorot,” according to some dictionaries (like Webster’s and Merriam’s), was first used in 1821. There are lots of articles that tell stories on how the word has arrived to its name. Some say “golot” came from a Tagalog word “golor” or “golod”, whereas the others say, it came from the word “ginolot” which means “native rice.” So many authors, biographers, scholars who have used the word “Igolot” or “Igorot” but one thing is for sure though, at present, Igorot simply means “people from the mountains.”

To read more about these so called articles, you may click on the links as follows:

The origin of Igorot by Chester Allan

Etimologia by Dr. Pardo de Tavera

The Igorot Struggle for Independece by William Henry Scott


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