History of the Philippines (before 1521)

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In Philippine history, the year 1521 marks the arrival of the first colonial power, and the beginning of what is often called the Spanish period. This period is thus described as the pre-colonial era or the pre-Spanish era.

The discovery of the oldest surviving written account in the Philippines, an event which occurred in about the year 900 AD, divides this pre-Spanish era into two separate periods which are covered in separate Wikipedia articles: