National Geographic Society,
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The original inhabitants of the Philippines were the Negritos, of whom about 25,000 still remain. They are a pigmy people, the tallest man being seldom above 4 feet 10 inches high. They are a curious dark brown or black in color, have woolly hair and can use their toes almost as well as their fingers. These people are probably the lowest type oi human beings known and have been described as a not far above the anthropoid apes. a a
Living to the south of the Bagobos on the west side of the Gulf of Davao in Mindanao are the Tagakaolo, a small tribe having a height greater and a physique finer than most of the tribes of that island. Little or nothing is known about them.