Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Subanen means river – dweller, from the word “suba”, river common to several Philippines dialect, including Sulu and Bisaya. “Nun” or “Non” is an adjective prefix indicating origin and habitation. The term applied to the tribe because its members are net with in going up the rivers from the coast, in distinction to the Moros and Christians at Zamboanga or Sibugay Peninsula which extends westwards like a long, misshapen finger from the main body of the island of Mindanao and the point Kipit crooks sharply southward, pointing at Basilan and furnishing the northern terminus to the natural route between Borneo, together with the Malayan world beyond it and the Philippines over the closely strung island of the Sulu archipelago.
• Average height
• Brown complexion
• Slender bodies
• Round faces
• Brave
• Aggressive
• Wonderers
• Revengeful
• They love to wear red and back dresses with long sleeves

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