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Igorot

Igorot (ĭgərōtˈ, ēgə–) [key], general name for the people of N central Luzon island, the Philippines. The Igorot form two subgroups: the largest group lives in the south, central, and western areas, and is very adept at rice-terrace farming; the other group lives in the east and north. They formerly practiced headhunting. The name Igorot is also used as a collective term for many of the warlike tribes of Luzon.

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