"Kalibuga" (Kolibugan) means "mixed breed" and refers to the Subanun of the Philippines who have intermarried with the Tausug and Samal. Kalibugan, who number about 15,000, live in villages on the coast in western Mindanao. Most have converted to Islam. Their culture shares elements with those of Subanun, Tausug, and Samal.

See also Subanun


Gowing, Peter G. (1975). "The Growing List of Filippino Muslim Groups." Danalan Research Center Reports 1:5-6.

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@ mary & jovelyn : My thesis is about Kolibugan (sorry, not Kalibugan). It's there at the UP-Diliman Institute of Islamic Studies. The title is "Kolibugan Gukum: An Indigenous Legal Institution for Dispute Settlement in a Muslim Community Should you need more information e-mail me at manny_papers@yahoo.com Good luck.

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