Tausug

Jolo, Sulu

The Tausug or Suluk people are an ethnic group of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The term Tausug was derived from two words tau and sug (or suluk in Malay) meaning "people of the current", referring to their homelands in the Sulu Archipelago.

Sug and suluk both mean the same thing, with the former being the phonetic evolution in Sulu of the latter (the L being dropped and ...

thus the two short U's merging into one long U). The Tausug in Sabah refer to themselves as Tausug but refers to their race as Suluk as documented in official documents such as birth certificates in Sabah, which are written Malay.

The Tausug are part of the wider political identity of Muslims of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan known as the Moro ethnic group, who constitute the third largest ethnic group of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan.

They originally had an independent state known as the Sulu Sultanate, which once exercised sovereignty over the present day provinces of Basilan, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, and the eastern part of the Malaysian state of Sabah (formerly North Borneo).

The Tausug are traders, fishermen and artisans of fine Muslim textiles and metal works. To the Tausug, a proverb is masaalla, a word of Arabic origin. Some are pittuwa, or advice about life. Proverbs are part of daman or symbolic speech, which includes riddles and courtship dialogue.

Tausug Suluk People News

  • I Held A Princess Umbrella For My Filipina Girlfriend Moro Tribes Davao City

    Yes, I held a princess umbrella for my girlfriend in Davao City!

    How did this happen? Well I visited the amazing Kadayawan Village setup at Magsaysay Park. There were 6 houses representing each of the Moro Tribes that can be found in Davao. Each house was just incredible! From the colours, to the music, to the people.

    This is simply a MUST VISIT if you come to Kadayawan Festival!!

    This is just a simple video exploring and learning about Moro Tribes.

  • The Colors Of The Kadayawan Tribal Village

    Thanks to a resolution approved by the Davao City Council on Tuesday 29th August, the Kadayawan Tribal Village at Ramon Magsaysay Park is extended until December to allow more people to visit and learn from the showcase of the 11 tribes of Davao City -- Ata, Klata, ObuManuvu, Matigsalug, Tagabawa, Tausug, Maguindanaon, Iranun, Kagan, Maranao and Sama.

    When I visited during the Kadayawan Festival, I discovered the fine replicas of village houses that were hand-built out of indigenous materials and are unique to each tribe.

    In todays world full of black and white, the tribal village remind ...

  • Warriors Of Yesterday Peacekeepers Of Today

    Warriors Of Yesterday Peacekeepers Of Today

    The Tausug tribe are the defenders of the land. They are renowned for their resistance against the Spaniards and for 300 years they were not defeated.

    Most of them dwell on the mountains, some are on flatland, but all of them now enjoy the peace they fought for and equally deserve.

    The present-day Tausug is mainly the direct descendants of Islamized Buranon, Tagimha, Baklaya, and Badjaw. These Islamized people united as one and called themselves Tausug or people of the Lupa Sug (Land of the current, hence, they are also dubbed as the people of the current).

    At present time, the popula ...

  • This Village Will Take You To Davaos Rich Architectural Past

    This Village Will Take You To Davaos Rich Architectural Past

    Get a glimpse of the citys rich history and culture at the Kadayawan Village, where 11 tribes of Davao City exhibit their ingenuity and craftsmanship through life size replicas of their traditional houses at the Magsaysay Park.

    The 11 tribes the Sama, Kagan, Maranao, Maguindanao, Iranun, Tausug, Klata Bagobo, Obo Manobo, Ata, Matigsalug, and Tagabawa constructed approximates of what their tradition dwellings looked during the time of their ancestors.

    Many of these designs are no longer seen today due to several factors such as local ordinances and intermarriages with the Visayan and Taga ...

  • Sara Pays Tribute To Davaos Tribes As Kadayawan Opens

    Sara Pays Tribute To Davaos Tribes As Kadayawan Opens

    The mayor of this premier southern seaport paid tribute to the indigenous and Moro tribes, and its residents for their continued participation to the annual fruit harvest festival, considered Mindanaos festival of festivals.

    If it werent for your participation, the celebration of Kadayawan sa Davao would not be successful. Because of you, we have a celebration of thanksgiving here in the city of Davao called Kadayawan​, said Mayor Sara Duterte​.

    Duterte opened on Monday night the tribal village constructed from the old Magsaysay Park at the eastern edge of downtown ​ &# ...

  • Come One Come All To The Cultural Village

    We are reinforcing our initial invitation on Tuesday, August 15, for the residents and visitors alike to visit the cultural village in Magsaysay Park. From just a mere suggestion, we are now saying, you must go.

    On Mondays opening ceremonies, August 14, of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017 held at the Magsaysay Park underlined what's in there, and it was magnificent.

    All 11 tribes have outdone themselves in showcasing their indigenous architecture, commodities, crafts, and artifacts. It is one whole different experience that you will not easily have access to outside Kadayawan sa Dabaw.

    Th ...