Iraya

Iraya map
  • Location: Northern Mindoro Island
  • Supergroup: Mangyan
  • Subsistence: Swidden corn and rice; beans, sweet potatoes, yams, taro, sugar cane.

The Iraya live on the northern tip of Mindoro Island, and are part of the island's more general Mangyan culture. They live in settlements of five to twelve single-family houses, which are situated on slopes near mountain streams and named after the oldest resident. They do not use the Indic script.