Ilocos collectively refers tae twa provinces in the Philippines: Ilocos Norte an Ilocos Sur who uised tae be a single province. Inhabitants are cried Ilocanos an thay speak the leid Iloko, cried Ilocano an aw.
The Ilocos Region, conteening fower provinces, is namit efter Ilocos. 56 percent o the indwallers o the region are Pangasinan fowk, who belang tae a different ethnolinguistic group frae the Ilocanos. Ilocos mey refer tae the umwhile province an aw afore Ilocos Norte an Ilocos Sur wut dividit.
In the 330 pages “The Ilocos Heritage” (the 27t beuk written bi Visitacion de la Torre), the boy legacy an the life o the Ilocano – are describit as - "the browbeaten, industrious, cheerful, simple soul who has shown a remarkable strain of bravery and a bit of wanderlust." The Ilocano history reveals his struggles an victories – in battles for colonial unthirldom frae Spain an Americae, tae Philippine leadership. The new Ilocano searched for greener pasturs towards new land local an foreign - Palawan, Mindanao, Hawaii, the Unitit States an Greece. The Ilocano material cultur an spirituality can be seen in the past - images o Spaingie santo (saunts), antique but intricate firthen furnitur an quality local feebre. The native Ilocano is a weaver, firth carver an pottery expert. The Ilocano cuisine – ranges frae the exotic "abu-os" (ant eggs) tae vegetable broth "dinengdeng," the sticky "tinubong" tae the "poqui-poqui" (eggplant salad). Ilocandia is filled wi colonial kirks, the legacy o Spaingie Catholicism.
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