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Re: Pali and Tagalog Question...

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Sunday, January 12, 2003, 4:35
>As I understand it, their ancestors were refugees from slavers, went >inland, >lost technology, and became isolated for self protection. They lived in >the >forest but weren't to good at it, having only lived there about 500yrs. >
Ahh, that would explain the small number and "poor state" i had heard they were in. The isolating for protection would make sense as to why they didn't contact other mountain tribes (where they could have learned to survive). Were they from lowlander ancestors? If so, that would explain part of the reasont hey weren't too good at surviving in the jungle (i doubt most lowland Filipinos could :)).