Pangasinan people

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Cipriano PrimiciasFidel V. Ramos
Total population
1.5 million
(1.75 of the Philippine population)
Regions with significant populations
(Pangasinan, Metro Manila)
Pangasinan, Bolinao, Ilokano, Filipino, English
Predominantly Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Ibanag, Igorot, Ilokano, Ivatan, Kapampangan,
other Filipino peoples,
other Austronesian people

The Pangasinan (Pangasinan:Totoon Pangasinan) are the eighth largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group. They are the residents or indigenous peoples of the Province of Pangasinan, one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines, located on the west central area in the island of Luzon along Lingayen Gulf. The term Pangasinan can also refer to the indigenous speakers of the Pangasinan language, or people of Pangasinan heritage.

The name Pangasinan means "land of salt" or "place of salt-making"; it is derived from asin, the word for "salt" in the Pangasinan language. The Pangasinan people are also called taga-Pangasinan, which means "from Pangasinan" in the Pangasinan language.

The estimated population of the Pangasinan people in the province of Pangasinan is 1.5 million. The rest of the population of the province are mostly Ilocanos and Sambal.

Notable individuals[edit]

Urduja was a legendary woman warrior who is regarded as a heroine in Pangasinan. Malong and Palaris fought for independence from Spanish rule. The first president of the Philippines of Pangasinan origin (and the first Protestant Philippine president), Fidel V. Ramos, was elected in 1992. Other prominent people of Pangasinan descent include lawmaker Jose de Venecia, Jr., who was born in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; and actor and presidential candidate Fernando Poe, Jr., whose father was from San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Other notable Pangasinan people are Carlos P. Romulo; Victorio C. Edades; Angela Perez Baraquio; Carl Vincent; Fidel Ramos; Jose Estevez; Ambrosio Padilla; Cheryl Cosim; Jose de Venecia, Jr.; Ric Segreto; Fernando Poe, Jr.; Gloria Romero, actress; * Donita Rose; Marlou Aquino; Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Lolita Rodriguez; Barbara Perez; Carmen Rosales; John Paul S. Rangel Liza Soberano Hope Elizabeth Soberano (formerly known by the screen name Hope Soberano), a young Filipina American model and actress, is a contract artist of ABS-CBN and Star Magic. she is currently starring in the teleserye FOREVERMORE and in the movie "THE BET" to be released in 2015. Her father and great great grandparents are Alaminians., *Jhong Hilario

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