2AREAThe Waray-Waray form the majority in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar, while they form a significant population in Leyte and Sorsogon. Some Warays live in Mindanao.
3The Waray-Waray are an ethnoliguistic group located in Samar and Leyte The Waray-Waray are an ethnoliguistic group located in Samar and Leyte. Geographically, they are located in the Visayas.Waray-Waray sometimes shortened to Waray, is the term used to refer to the people who inhabit the islands of Samar and Biliran and the eastern section of Leyte. Those who come from Samar are called Samareños, while those from Leyte are Leyteños. They speak the language called Waray.
4RELIGONThe Waray-Waray people are one of the most religious people in the Philippines. Almost all of them belong to Roman Catholicism, the world's largest Christian denomination. Their religious devotion is very evident in their celebrations like feasts honoring their patron saints, Santacruzans and many more.
5LANGUAGEThe Waray-Waray people speak the Waray-Waray language, a major Visayan language. Some people who are of Waray descent also speak Waray-Waray as their second or third language, especially among emigrants to Manila other parts of the Philippines and in other parts of the world.
6TRADITIONSMany Waray-Waray traditions can be traced to pre-colonial times. For example, the Kuratsa dance is a very popular traditional dance of the Waray-Waray at many social gatherings, especially weddings. It is very common throughout Samar. The couple who dances the Kuratsa are showered with money by the people around them. The belief is that the more money showered upon them, the more blessings will come their way.
7Farming and fishing provide much of the livelihood of the Waray-Waray Farming and fishing provide much of the livelihood of the Waray-Waray. There is an impressive variety of seafood available.
8MUSLIMSislam is the oldest recorded monotheistic religion in the Philippines. Islam reached the Philippines between the 12th and 14th century with the arrival of Arab traders from Arabian Peninsula and their followers from several sultanate governments in the Malay Archipelago. According to the Pew Research Center, the 2000 Philippine census found that 5.1% of the population is Islamic
9The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is the region of the Philippines that is composed of all the Philippines' predominantly Muslim provinces, namely: Basilan (except Isabela City), Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and the Islamic City of Marawi. It is the only region that has its own government. The regional capital is at Cotabato City, although this city is outside of its jurisdiction.
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