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Early Filipinos established relations and traded with India, China, and Arabia to the pointthat we have also adapted some of their culture into ours such as Filipino words of Indian(nanay), Chinese (ate), and Arab origin (apo); fondness of Chinese foods such as pancit,siopao, and siomai; Islam, sultanate forms of government, and polygamy from Arabianheritage.As per my further research, according to the official government website of the BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas, long before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, trade among theearly Filipinos and with traders from the neighboring lands like China, Java, Borneo, andThailand was conducted through barter. The inconvenience of the barter system led to theadoption of a specific medium of exchange – the cowry shells. Cowries produced in gold,jade, quartz and wood became the most common and acceptable form of money throughmany centuries.In addition, according to the website of Purdue Filipino Association (PFA) – a culturaland social student-led organization – between the 10th and 16th centuries andbefore the Spanish colonization, Chinese traders sailed to the Philippines. They
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