The Yakan's homeland is located in Basilan Island, their home is a part of the Sulu Archipelago,
which extends from Mindanao. It's comprised of volcanic and coral islands. the Archipelago has
7,107 islands and Yakan is one of the many isolated tribes. They live in small homes made out of
wood thats in the mountains. Men of the Yakan Culture are farmers who hunt for food, while the
women of the Culture take care of the young and makes Turbans and Scarfs.
The island’s undulating terrain becomes steeper as one moves inland
from the coast. Densely forested uplands provide ground cover for a
series of volcanic peaks exceeding heights of 2,000 ft (600 m).
streams act as the source of drainage, and mangrove forests exist at lower elevations.
Rolling slopes and valleys contain rich soils which, along with steady rainfall, provide
favorable conditions for the cultivation of rice, coconut, and rubber.
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