Migration of Negritos

The first man that lived in the Philippines were the Negritos. Based on Prof. Beyer, the Negritos arrived between 25,000 to 30,000 years B.C. The Negritos were very small people. They were called “Negritos” because they had back skin, short kinky hair, thick lips and Black nose. They can be found in Mindanao, Luzon, Palawan, North- East Mindanao, Negros, Panay and in small islands in Guimaras. Negritos are known as Aeta, Ita, Batak, Agta, Ata, Dumagat, Ati, Atya, Mamanuwa, and Baluga.
        No one knows where the Negritos came from because they are scattered in different sides of the world. They can be seen in North East India, North West Sumatra, North and south Malaya, New Guinea, Congo, and in other parts of Africa. Hunting is their primary source of living. They also lived beside the river, seas and oceans. Their primary source of living is fishing.