The new logo of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012 has a theme of 10 tribes 1 vibe, but do you know the ten tribes of Davao City? Here are the list of the 10 tribes in Davao.
|Deputy Mayor Hadji Ismael A. Nakan and Family|
Maguindanaon means "people of the flood plain" for they mainly inhabit the broad Pulangi River valley and delta which occasionally flood.
The Maguindanaon Tribe originally came from the former Cotabato Province now known as the Maguindanao Province.
Historically, The Maguindanaons are the descendants of Shariff Kabunsuan and Putri Tonina who are both half blooded Arab and Malay, respectively, then Sultan Kudarat's descendant Datu Bago who migrated to Davao and fought hand in hand against the Spaniards, was married to a native of Davao wherein his descendants are now much known as the Kagan Tribe.
The Maguindanaons are subdivided into two principal groups, each with its own dialect and traditional location: Tau-sa Ilud (people of the lower valley). and the Tau-sa Laya (people of the upper valley). The Tau-sa Ilud are concentrated in the areas around Cotabato City and extend to South Dinaig. They are primarily sedentary wet-rice agriculturists. Traditionally, they constituted the Sultanate of Maguindanao based near present day Cotabato City.
The Tau-sa Laya are primarily concentrated in the areas of Datu Piang and extend south to the areas which include Buluan. They practice semi-sedentary agriculture and grow corn and upland rice. Traditionally, they constitute the Rajahship of Buayan based near present-day town of Datu Piang.
Maguindanaons are scattered around the three district of Davao City and other nearby provinces like Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental.