(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.
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.; Fernando Poe, Jr.; Gloria Romero, actress; * Donita Rose; Marlou Aquino; Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Lolita Rodriguez; Barbara Perez; Carmen Rosales
- Pangasinan province
- Pangasinan language
- San Carlos City
- Bangus festival