Sunday, May 4, 2014

Yakan and their Neighbors

The Moros Tribe are the Yakan neighbors. The Moros are also known as the Muslims as the Moors,

they were later called the Moros because they shared the same religion as the people of Berber and

Arab descents who once colonized Spain. Islam provided a form of spiritual resistance to Christian

colonization after the Spanish secured control of the northern Philippine islands in the 16th century.

Not so long after that took place, the Moros regarded European imperialism as an assault on the

sanctity of Islam and not without cause—the Spanish had a missionary agenda in addition to

furthering their economic interests. The Spanish would fight the Moros for 300 years in an effort to

exploit natural resources and gain control over the shipping lanes connecting Southeast Asia to the




Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. “Philippines.” 2009.

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