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Igorot

[ig-uh-roht, ee-guh-]
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noun, plural Ig·o·rots, (especially collectively) Ig·o·rot.
  1. a member of a people of the Malay stock in northern Luzon in the Philippines, comprising various tribes, some noted as headhunters.
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Examples from the Web for igorot

Historical Examples

  • He told us with a chuckle that he had traded his dog to an Igorot for a cow.

    The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

    Isabel Anderson

  • For example, next to a great Christian cathedral was the Igorot dog market.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

  • Camp had been pitched in a grove of trees on the Igorot side of the divide.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

  • But a third Igorot boy did follow, and he returned to Bontoc this morning.

    The Golden Skull

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  • Unlike the Igorot spears, the Ifugao weapons were tall with flared points.

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    John Blaine


British Dictionary definitions for igorot

Igorot

Igorrote (ˌɪɡəˈrəʊtɪ, ˌiːɡə-)

noun plural -rot, -rots, -rote or -rotes
  1. a member of a Negrito people of the mountains of N Luzon in the Philippines: noted as early exponents of mining
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