ETHNONYMS: Alta, Arta, Baluga, Dumagat, Negritos, Pugut

See also Philippine Negritos


Griffin, P. Bion, and Agnes Estioko-Griffin (1985). The Agta of Northeastern Luzon: Recent Studies. Cebu City: San Carlos Publications.

Headland, Thomas N. (1986). Why Foragers Do Not Become Farmers: A Historical Study of a Changing Ecosystem and Its Effect on a Negrito Hunter-Gatherer Group in the Philippines. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.

Headland, Thomas N. (1987). "Kinship and Social Behavior among Agta Negrito Hunter-Gatherers." Ethnology 26: 261-280.

Headland, Thomas N. (1988). "Ecosystemic Change in a Philippine Tropical Rainforest and Its Effect on a Negrito Foraging Society." Tropical Ecology 29:121-135.

Headland, Thomas N. (1989). "Population Decline in a Philippine Negrito Hunter-Gatherer Society." American journal of Human Biology 1:59-72.

Peterson, Jean T. (1978). The Ecology of Social Boundaries: Agta Foragers of the Philippines. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.


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Feb 18, 2011 @ 7:07 am
Agta- an ethnic word of baybay dumagat with the equivalent meaning- people. the mangnah dumagat has its own term- ata, the old tagalog and the bikol have the same term- tawo, the negritos- ita, ayta,aita.other terms are referring to the name of tribe like waray, b,laan etc.Agta is people and in modern tagalog it is 'Ta-oh(tao) .

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