Ikalahan map
  • AKA: Kallahan, Kalanguya, Kadasan, Ikalasan, Kalasan
  • Location: Luzon: Nueva Viscaya and Benguet provinces, especially Imugan and Kayapa. The Kalanguya group lives in SW Ifugao province.
  • Subsistence: Wet rice, sweet potatoes, taro, pork.
  • Population: 34,000 (1974)

The Ikalahan live in mid-altitude tropical oak forests and practice a variant of the standard Cordillera culture, especially as regards the importance of pigs and meat sharing and the padit prestige feast. Taro is a preferred food. Rice is raised in low terraced fields and in valleys. An important basketry industry exists in Imugan and the Sta Fe area.