Balangao is the term used to refer to a barangay (a small local government unit in the Philippines) in the Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines and the tribe that inhabit it. This article refers to a political administrative division See Barangay Ginebra Kings for other uses The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Natonin is a 4th class municipality in the province of Mountain Province, Philippines. A tribe, viewed historically or developmentally consists of a Social group existing before the development of or outside of States Many anthropologists use
It is believed that the people of the Balangao tribe have their origin in the two nearby provinces of Kalinga and Ifugao. Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. This article refers to the province For other uses see Ifugao (disambiguation. The language used by this tribe is called "iferangao". It is confined to the tribe and some nearby tribes who have their own languages that are related to the iferangao dialect. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος dialektos) is a variety of a Language that is characteristic of a particular group of
The predominant activity of the tribe is farming which is performed either in rice terraces or from lands that were cleared by fire. At the present, many of the younger generation of the tribe have gained education and are exposed to modernization thus changing the once traditional society of the tribe.