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Pampangos, a numerous people of Luzon, Philippine Islands, chiefly settled on the great Pampanga plain, north-west of Manilla. Formerly their domain reached to Manilla Bay itself, but here they have been either exterminated or absorbed by the Tagals, whom they resemble in appearance and usages, and even in speech, both speaking dialects of the Malayo-Polynesian language. The Pampangos are the most warlike of nil the Luzon tribes, but were reduced, after a stout resistance, by the Spaniards in 1570. At that time a few were Mohammedans, but the {freat majority Pagans; at present nearly all are Roman Catholics.