Eskaya Tribe, Bohol, Philippines { 23 images } Created 7 Dec 2018

The Eskaya Tribe is located on Bohol, an island in the Southern Philippines. According to the last census in 2000 it had a population of around 3000.

They live in a few villages in the mountains and along the coast.

The Eskaya have a unique language and writing system that scholars have not been able to link to any other known language.

They also have a unique oral history (or mythology depending on who you ask) dating back to biblical times.

However, as more and more young villagers move away in seek of employment and education, fewer and fewer people are learning to speak the Essay language and tell the history.
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