Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ilongotes (Ilungut), an independent Malay people, who occupy a large territory in the hilly northern districts of Luzon, Philippine archipelago. They are amongst the most savage tribes of this region, waging constant warfare both with the settled Christian communities and with the surrounding Negrito wild tribes. The chief object of their expeditions is the capture of human heads, with which they decorate their houses, and the possession of which gives rise to everlasting feuds amongst themselves, the different villages being constantly engaged either in defending their own or in raiding the trophies of their neighbours. A few were reduced in the province of Nueva Vizcaya about the middle of the century; but the great bulk of the Ilongotes are still pagans, mainly ancestry worshippers. (Blumentritt.)