Mindoro

Mindoro Islandisland of Mindoroisland of Mindoro, PhilippinesMi'''ndoroMindoro AreaMindoro IslandsNortheast Mindoro
Mindoro is the seventh largest island in the Philippines by land area with a total of 10,571 km 2 ( 4,082 sq.mi ) and with a total population of 1,331,473 as of 2015.wikipedia
808 Related Articles

Palawan

Palawan ProvinceIsland of PalawanPalawan Island
It is located off the southwestern coast of Luzon and northeast of Palawan.
The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest.

Luzon

Luzon IslandNorthern LuzonLuzon, Philippines
It is located off the southwestern coast of Luzon and northeast of Palawan.
As such, it includes the Luzon mainland, the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, Polillo Islands to the east, and the outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque and Mindoro, among others, to the south.

Oriental Mindoro

Mindoro OrientalOrientalMindoro
Mindoro is divided into two provinces: Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro. Mount Halcon is the highest point on the island, standing at 8484 ft above sea level located in Oriental Mindoro. In 1950, it was partitioned into its two present-day provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, following a referendum.
Oriental Mindoro (Silangang Mindoro: Amianan nga Mindoro; Hiligaynon: Sidlanganong Mindoro; Mindoro Oriental) is a province in the Philippines located on the island of Mindoro under Mimaropa region in Luzon, about 140 km southwest of Manila.

Occidental Mindoro

Mindoro OccidentalOccidentalMindoro Occidental Province
Mindoro is divided into two provinces: Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro. In 1950, it was partitioned into its two present-day provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, following a referendum.
The province occupies the western half of the island of Mindoro.

Philippines

FilipinoPhilippinePhilippine Islands
Mindoro is the seventh largest island in the Philippines by land area with a total of 10,571 km 2 ( 4,082 sq.mi ) and with a total population of 1,331,473 as of 2015.
Because the descriptions of Mai's location in these accounts are unclear, there is dispute about Mai's location, with some scholars believing it was located in Bay, Laguna, and others believing it was on the island of Mindoro.

Mount Halcon

Halcon MountainsMount Halcón
Mount Halcon is the highest point on the island, standing at 8484 ft above sea level located in Oriental Mindoro. Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach and Mount Halcon.
Mount Halcon and (Monte Halcón) is a mountain located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

Batangas

Batangas ProvinceBatangueñoBalayan Province
Consequently, most of the population fled to nearby Batangas and the once rich towns of Mindoro fell to ruin.
Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea.

Ma-i

Mai StateHuangdom of Ma-iMa-yi
In past times, it has been called Ma-i or Mait by Han Chinese traders.
Based on these and other mentions until the early 14th century, contemporary scholars believe Ma-i was located either in Bay, Laguna or on the island of Mindoro.

Battle of Mindoro

Mindoroinvasion of MindoroMindoro landings
The island was the location of the Battle of Mindoro in World War II.
The Battle of Mindoro (Filipino: Labanan sa Mindoro) was a battle in World War II between forces of the United States and Japan, in Mindoro Island in the central Philippines, from 13–16 December 1944, during the Philippines Campaign.

Calapan

Calapan CityCalapan, Oriental MindoroCalapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Nevertheless, upon Philippine independence, the area recovered and from 1920 to 1950, the island was a single province with Calapan City as the provincial capital.
The Calapan City Seaport is the largest and busiest seaport on Mindoro Island, which is just 45 minutes away by ferry boats and roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships to-and-fro Batangas City International Seaport.

Mindoro (province)

MindoroMindoro Provincea single province
Nevertheless, upon Philippine independence, the area recovered and from 1920 to 1950, the island was a single province with Calapan City as the provincial capital.
It is located on Mindoro island, Philippines

Japanese occupation of the Philippines

Japanese occupationoccupationoccupation of the Philippines
Local patriotism died down however during the American occupation of the Philippines and the Japanese era.
Through December 1944, the islands of Leyte and Mindoro were cleared of Japanese soldiers.

Lubang Island

Lubang**Lubang Group of Islands
Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach and Mount Halcon.
Lubang Island is the largest island in the Lubang Group of Islands, an archipelago which lies to the northwest of the northern end of Mindoro in the Philippines.

Apo Reef

Apo Reef Natural Park
Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach and Mount Halcon.
Apo Reef can be found around 15 nmi west of the nearest coast of the Philippine island of Mindoro.

Pacific War

Pacific TheaterPacificPacific Theatre
The island was the location of the Battle of Mindoro in World War II.
On 15 December 1944 landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landings scheduled on Luzon.

Tagalog language

TagalogTagalog-languageFilipino
The principal language in Mindoro is Tagalog, although in some parts it has been greatly influenced by the native Mangyan and Visayan languages.
Tagalog is also spoken natively by inhabitants living on the islands of Marinduque and Mindoro, as well as Palawan to a lesser extent.

Mangyan

MangyansMangyan peoplesMangyan people
The principal language in Mindoro is Tagalog, although in some parts it has been greatly influenced by the native Mangyan and Visayan languages. Indigenous groups are called Mangyans.
Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found on the island of Mindoro, southwest of the island of Luzon, the Philippines, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs.

Ilocano language

IlocanoIlokanoIloko
Visayan and Mangyan languages, too, are spoken on the island, as are Ilocano, Bicolano, and some foreign languages — e.g., English, Hokkien (a national dialect of Chinese), and to a lesser extent, Spanish, and Hokaglish (mixing Hokkien Chinese, Tagalog and English) imported from the Visayan islands to the south of Mindoro in central Philippines.
The language is spoken in northwest Luzon, the Babuyan Islands, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, northern parts of Central Luzon, Mindoro and scattered areas in Mindanao (the SOCCSKSARGEN region in particular).

Provinces of the Philippines

provinceprovincesPhilippine province
In 1950, it was partitioned into its two present-day provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, following a referendum.

Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach and Mount Halcon.
Behind the beaches are the generally unexplored mountain ranges of central Mindoro.

Bisayan languages

VisayanVisayan languagesVisayan language
The principal language in Mindoro is Tagalog, although in some parts it has been greatly influenced by the native Mangyan and Visayan languages.

Iraya language

Irayairy
The Iraya language is a language spoken by Mangyans on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

Northern Mindoro languages

Northern MindoroNorth MangyanNorth Mangyan languages
The Northern Mindoro (North Mangyan) languages are one of two small clusters of languages spoken by the Mangyan people of Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

Tamaraw

Bubalus mindorensisAnoa mindorensisB. mindorensis
Mindoro is also home to the tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), which is endemic to the island.
It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine.

Buhid language

Buhidbku
The Buhid language (Buhid: ) is a language spoken by Mangyans in the island of Mindoro, Philippines.