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A Tasaday tale in Bohol: The Eskaya controversy and its implications for minority recognition, the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act, and the practice of cultural research in the Philippines

Kelly, Piers Stuart Thomas


For three decades now, the cultural and historical status of the Eskaya minority of southeast Bohol has been in dispute. From early 1980, enthusiasts have claimed that the 3000 or so individuals who comprise this community practice an indigenous way of life and speak a distinctive language with its own writing system. Critics from the press and in government institutions—including the National Museum—have argued alternatively that the Eskaya community is a cult and its language a crude...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Lumina 24.2 (2014): 1-24


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