What are the five classes of ancient Philippine society?
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- Highest Class. Tagalog : Maginoo. Visayas: Datu.
- Second Class. Tagalog: Maharlika. Visayans: Timawa.
- Bottom Class: Alipin.
The social class system of Latin America goes as follows from the most power and fewest people, to those with the least amount of power and the most people: Peninsulares, Creoles, Mestizos, Mulattoes, Native Americans and Africans.
Social organization and stratification
|Maginoo (Ruling Class)||Sultan|
|Timawa and Maharlika (Middle Class and Freemen||Timawa|
|Alipin/Uripon (Slaves)||Alipin Namamahay|
The Tagalog had a three-class social structure consisting of the alipin (commoners, serfs, and slaves), the maharlika (warrior nobility), and finally the maginoo. Only those who could claim royal descent were included in the maginoo class.
Social structure of the lowland Filipinos during Pre-Hispanic era and the Maharlika
- The Maginoo were the ruling class, the educated class, the royal class, and the privileged class. …
- The Maharlika had all the rights of the Timawa, but they are specifically the warrior class. …
- The Alipin had the least rights.
Three primary social classes exist in the Philippines: the low-income class, the middle-income class, and the high-income class.
Students will learn about: who the Ilustrados, Creoles, Mestizos, and the Peninsulares are, and the role these ethnic groups played in the development of the Filipino Nationalism.
What are the three different groups in the socio economic classes during pre Colonial?
In Tagalog societies, there was a three- class social structure composed of Maginoo (Ruling Class), Timawa and Maharlika (The Freemen), and Alipin (Slaves) as shown in the infographic below.