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Igorot

[ig-uh-roht, ee-guh-] /ˌɪg əˈroʊt, ˌi gə-/
noun, plural Igorots (especially collectively) Igorot.
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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  • He told us with a chuckle that he had traded his dog to an Igorot for a cow.

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

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • But a third Igorot boy did follow, and he returned to Bontoc this morning.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Unlike the Igorot spears, the Ifugao weapons were tall with flared points.

    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
  • They went to Igorot land and made sick one child of an Igorot.

    Kankanay Ceremonies C. R. Moss
  • The Igorot say that the Spaniards did little for them except to shoot them.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Igorot women were made the mistresses of both officers and soldiers.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • They persecuted the Igorot even worse than had the insurrectos.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • This is the pud-i-pud′, the “ethics lock” on an Igorot dwelling.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
British Dictionary definitions for Igorot

Igorot

/ˌɪɡəˈrəʊt; ˌiːɡə-/
noun (pl) -rot, -rots, -rote, -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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