histo - ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or primitive

histo - ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES The history of the...

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ORIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or primitive boats ( balangay boat) at least 67,000 years ago as the 2007 discovery of Callao Man suggested. Negrito tribes first inhabited the isles. Groups of Austronesians later migrated to the islands. Eventually various groups developed, separated into hunter-gatherer tribes, warrior societies, petty plutocracies and maritime-oriented harbor principalities which eventually grew into kingdoms, rajahnates , ke datuans , huangdoms and sultanates. These small nations were either greatly influenced by Hindu religions, literature and philosophy from India, Islam from Arabia or were Sinified tributary states allied to China . The nations included the Indianized Rajahnates of Butuan and Cebu , the dynasty of Tondo , the august kingdoms of Maysapan and Maynila , the Kedatuan of Madja-as , the sinified Huangdom of Ma-i , the Huangdom of Pangasinan as well as the Muslim Sultanates of Sulu , Lanao and Maguindanao . These small maritime states flourished from the 1st millennium. These kingdoms traded with what are now called China , India , Japan , Thailand , Vietnam , and Indonesia . The remainder of the
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