Ethnological Survey Publications Volume 4, PT. 1

Ethnological Survey Publications Volume 4, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and used the Malay language, his mother's tongue. The incidents connected with his departure from Juhur are of considerable historical interest. No dates have been obtained relative to this departure. The early Moros never dated their events or documents. Their narratives were very brief and crude. When they dated their events or wars they used a cycle of eight years, and designated its years by the letters A, H, J, Z, D, B, W, D. Whenever one cycle ended they began another without any relation or reference to the corresponding Mohammedan year. The earliest date that has been obtained which has immediate bearing on Mindanao history is that Bwlsan, the father of the Corralat of Combes, was living in 1597; the next date was that of Corralat's defeat by General Corcuera in 1636. Bwlsan had two older brothers, and he was probably preceded in the sultanate by both of them. His father, Bangkaya, was the son of Makaalang, the son of Kabungsuwan. It will therefore be within safe limits to say that Kabungsuwan's departure from Juhur or his arrival in Mindanao occurred about the end of the fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century. Captain Forest, who visited Magindanao in 1775, placed that event roughly at A. D. 1475, which is near enough to assume as correct. Tarsila No. II states that there departed with Sharif Kabungsuwan from Juhur many people who were dispersed by the storm and ultimately found their way to different ports. The places to which they went were Balimbang, Bangjar, Kuran, Tampasuk, Bruney, Sandakan, Sulu, Malabang, Tubuk, and Mindanao. There is no doubt that this statement refers to an emigration from Juhur east as far as Mindanao, and that with this emigration came Kabungsuwan. The Samal people generally believe that...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1235883108
  • 9781235883101