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Unveiling Indigenous Names: A Preservation of Culture

Volume: 141  ,  Issue: 1 , January    Published Date: 18 January 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 107  ,  Download: 62 , Pages: 41 - 64    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001411120245983


# Author Name
1 Mae Sandra B. Wagtingan


Onomastic as the study of name, has been of focus concerning the name of the names of Bagnen. This study focused on the practices, processes, and the history of giving names or the naming system of Bagnen. The present paper takes off on the viewpoints of the cultural connotations that were derived from the indigenous names and  how these naming system preserves the culture of Bagnen. More importantly, this shows how the culture and tradition are applied on giving names embodied on the Bagnen peoples cultural values and cultural norms. It was found out that the menaing of these indigenous names is predictable but its unpredictable to relocate the meaning. Today, these indigenous names of Bagnen and their strategies of giving name are vanishing because of todays generation. It is important for these indigenous names to be preserved as a marked of their culture and tradition that will continually be exist throughout.


  • Indigenous Names
  • , Onomastics