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Indian influences in the Philippines with special reference to language and literature by Juan R. Francisco

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Published by University of the Philippines in Quezon City .
Written in English


  • Philippine languages -- Foreign elements -- Sanskrit,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Indic and Philippine,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Philippine and Indic

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 269-291.

Statement[by] Juan R. Francisco.
LC ClassificationsPL5521 .F7 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 310 p.
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5345917M
LC Control Number72208592

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Indian Influences in the Philippines: With Special Reference to Language and Literature Philippine social sciences and humanist review: Author: Juan R. Francisco: Publisher: University of the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Francisco, Juan R. Indian influences in the Philippines. Quezon City, University of the Philippines, [©].   Indian influences in the Philippines by Juan R. Francisco, , University of the Philippines edition, in English Indian influences in the Philippines ( edition) | Open Library Pages: Hinduism has been a major cultural, economic, political and religious influence in the archipelago that now comprise the Philippines. The Hindu religion came to the Philippines from the Javanese empire of Majapahit. The Kinari of Surigao. The Kinari is a Indian goddess and this gold figurine is found in Surigao, the most perfect done in the world.

  There is no much evidence found by archeologists that proves the direct influence of India to the Philippines. But during the reign of the two empires in India (Sri-Visjaya & Majapahit), there are evidences that the Filipino Culture was indeed had been influenced by India. There were many Sanskrit words that were mixed and used by the Filipinos. Iron Age finds in Philippines also point to the existence of trade between the Indian Subcontinent and the Philippine Islands during the ninth and tenth centuries B.C. India had greatly influenced the many different cultures of the Philippines through the Indianized kingdom of the Hindu Majapahit and the Buddhist at least two millennia before the arrival of the Spanish. Tag: Indian influence in Philippine culture Here’s why there are many dark-skinned, Indian-looking Filipinos in Cainta. The common, widely accepted explanation is that these Filipinos had ancestors who came from India or “bumbays” as they were called, a term now considered derogatory. The answer is . Religion. Other influences that Arabs had on the Philippines would be the preponderance of some Arab words in the Filipino language, as well as some Arabic surnames and names among the Muslim Filipino communities, and the direct bloodline of the current royals of Sulu and Mindanao which they trace from Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter.

Cultural influence Indian cultural influence reached the Philippines indirectly via two great Indo-Malayan empires which traded with the Philippines. The Sriwijaya Empire (7th to 13th centuries) based in Palembang, Sumatra, was a mix of Buddhism and Hinduism. The existence of rajahnates in Philippine classic history, especially in Cebu and Butuan, also points to heavy influences from Indian cultures. Hinduism was also prevalent in various societies in the Philippines, notably in central and southern islands, along with the banks of Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay. The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (above) found in suggests Indian cultural influence in the Philippines by late 9th century AD, likely through Hinduism in Indonesia, prior to the arrival of European colonial empires in the 16th century. Golden Agusan image statue of .   INFLUENCES OF INDIA  Hindu element in the religious beliefs of the ancient Filipinos and the name of their gods came from India. ex: Bathala- supreme god of the Pre-Spanish Tagalogs is identified with Indra, the chief of the Vedic gods. 8.