Province of Pangasinan
overlooks the Lingayen Gulf in Northern Luzon
Click on the map of the Pangasinan
The people of the Central Luzon
province of Pangasinan and some parts of Tarlac are called Pangasinans or
The language they speak is also called
Pangasinan. Sometimes, it is also referred to as Panggalatok,
but because this term may be pejorative, it is not widely used.
Is Pangasinan a dying dialect?
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The word pangasinan
means "a place where salt is abundant", with asin as the root
word that means "salt" .
Rice is the principal
crop of the region grown through irrigation farming. In the mountainous areas, tobacco,
and sugarcane are planted.
Aside from farming, different industries also provide livelihood for many
Pangasinenses. In areas where thick coconut groves are found, copra, fans, sweet coconut
bars (bukayo), and other coconut delicacies are produced. Along the coast of Lingayen
Gulf, bagoong (fish sauce) and salt making industries are
In other areas, handicrafts such as fans, mats, and baskets are made from materials
like rattan and bamboo. Pot making and bolo tempering are other industries for which
Pangasinans are noted.
Fidel V. Ramos,
12th President of the Philippines,
is from Pangasinan
Carabao (waterbuffalo) ace,
an important part of Pangasinan fiesta
a major tourist attraction
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Pangasinan cooking is simple and healthy. It has many similarities with Ilokano
cuisine, using big helpings of a variety of vegetables, and requiring very minimal
Asin and Bagoong,
famous local products of PangASINan