Palanan

Palanan map
  • AKA: Paranan
  • Location: NE Luzon, around Palanan Bay (Isabela Province)
  • Languages: Tagalog
  • Subsistence: Marine; swidden rice on slopes.
  • Population: 10,925 (1980)

The Palanan probably represent the northeasternmost outpost of a Tagalog-related people. They have also incorporated much of the culture of nearby Negrito peoples. The coastal area in which they live is quite narrow, hemmed between the looming Sierra Madre and the Pacific. The people live mostly by fishing.