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The Yakan are one of the 13 Moro groups in the Philippines. They mainly reside in Basilan.
The Yakans are the traditional settlers of Basilan Island in the Southern Philippines, situated to the west of Zamboanga in Mindanao. It is said that their typical physical characteristics are strikingly different when compared to the other ethnic Filipino groups (relatively high-bridged noses and tall stature). Traditionally they wear colorful, handwoven clothes. The women wear tightfitting short blouses and both sexes wear narrowcut pants resembling breeches. The women covers it partly with a wrap-around material while the man wraps a sash-like cloth around the waist where he places his weapon - usually a long knife. Nowadays most the Yakans wear western clothes and use their traditional clothes only for special festivals. (Wikipedia)
More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakan
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