Talk:Hinduism in the Philippines

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Started this project in courtesy of User:Jondel, who is currently busy researching on this. --Noypi380 02:15, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Acknowledgements and thanks to User:Noypi380 for starting and significantly contributing to this article. --Jondel 05:46, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Sri Vijaya[edit]

Be careful with Sri Vijaya. Everyone seems to think they had a big influence in the Philippines and thus giving birth to the "Visayans." Far from the truth. According to a very reputable Philippine historian I know, there is really little evidence of their presence in the pre-Hispanic Philippines. I think he referred me to William Henry Scott's Barangay which is an excellent read on pre-Hispanic Philippines. --Chris S. 05:48, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

How about the Manila bay inscription (Laguna inscription) then? Meursault2004 10:53, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
Same question too, :) --Noypi380 14:53, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
It's legit, AFAIK. There was something similar with Baybayin on it that was proved to be a fake. Was that Code of Kalantiaw? Not sure, but the code of Kalantiaw thing is a fake too. --Chris S. 05:05, 31 August 2005 (UTC)
Code of Kalantiaw I think. TheCebu page mentions that Visaya came from Sri Vijaya. It should probably be corrected. But that's where I got my info. But it seems logical because there are regions in Malaysia near Palawan that are similarly called Bisaya.--Jondel 07:57, 31 August 2005 (UTC)
It's a concidence. The Bisaya in Indonesia or Malaysia is not closely related to the Visayan languages of the Philippines. --Chris S. 12:54, 9 September 2005 (UTC)
Just a question for the Visayan language speakers or perhaps other: does the phoneme /j/ occur in this language? Meursault2004 10:10, 31 August 2005 (UTC)
Will answer at the Visayan languageDiscussion page.--
There are more than 30 Visayan languages. In the Boholano dialect of Cebuano, the locals pronounce the letter "y" as /dʒ/. Tausug and Surigaonon also have /dʒ/. As an allophone, /diy/ is pronounce [dʒ]. --Chris S. 12:54, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Jondel 07:28, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

The source of info about Sri Vijaya came from Gregorio F. Zaide in one of his History books.--Jondel 07:28, 9 September 2005 (UTC)
Here's what a Philippine history professor had to say about Zaide: Zaide (1907-1986) was an extraordinarily prolific writer of history text books who flourished in the 1950s & 1960s particularly. Although he had good credentials as a scholar originally, many other historians came to feel that by the later stages of his career he was too busy churning out more textbooks to be either as up-to-date or as careful as he might have been. I never take a Zaide "fact" at face-value without cross-checking. --Chris S. 10:09, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

nice work[edit]

good job with the article, jondel. --Dangerous-Boy

Thank you.Uhh, lets not forget Noypi too who also initiated and contributed significantly to the article.--Jondel 23:59, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! --Noypi380 23:41, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Current population figure[edit]

Where did you get the figure of 1.8 million from? That seems higher than most sources seem to indicate.

Arun 09:03, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

CIA factbook from the looks of it. --Dangerous-Boy 08:27, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
The CIA world factbook doesn't have any information except possibly, an inferred maximum percentage. Arun 08:45, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
well, then go fix it.--Dangerous-Boy 16:44, 3 February 2006 (UTC)