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Ifugao

[ee-foo-gou] /ˌi fuˈgaʊ/
noun, plural Ifugaos (especially collectively) Ifugao.
1.
a member of an agricultural people who inhabit Luzon, in the Philippines.
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  • The fact stares us in the face in every phase of Ifugao law, especially in procedure.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • This is in accordance with the principle of Ifugao law: The family must at all hazards be preserved.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • The following shows how the Ifugao visualizes a payment of this sort.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • They blame the Kiangan people, saying that the latter invited the Spaniards into Ifugao.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • But remember that the be-all and the end-all of Ifugao existence is the family, and not the individual.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • In some sections of northern Ifugao a special building is constructed for this purpose.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • The Ifugao prefers to divide all sales into ten subpayments.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • Of political organization the Ifugao has nothing—not even a suggestion.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • Among the Ifugao a slave was absolutely the property of his owner.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • I am not certain that this is the case in all parts of Ifugao.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton

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