Tawi-Tawi

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Tawi-Tawi (Sinama: Jawi Jawi/Jauih Jauih) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).wikipedia
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Tawi-Tawi (Sinama: Jawi Jawi/Jauih Jauih) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Muslim missionaries arrived in Tawi-Tawi in 1380 and started the colonization of the area and the conversion of the native population to Islam.

Sulu Archipelago

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The province is part of the Sulu Archipelago, and consists of Tawitawi Island and 106 surrounding islands and islets with a combined land area of 1087.4 km2.
The Sulu Archipelago islands are within the Mindanao island group, consisting of the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

Panguan Island

Panguan
. The last island of the province at the edge of the Philippine-Malaysia border is Panguan Island.
Panguan Island is an island in the municipality of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.

Sulu bleeding-heart

Gallicolumba menagei
These include the Tawitawi brown dove, the Sulu hornbill and the Sulu bleeding-heart, although this latter species may already be extinct.
It is endemic to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets in the Philippines' Sulu Archipelago.

Legislative district of Tawi-Tawi

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Tawi-Tawi comprises 11 municipalities, all encompassed by two legislative districts and further subdivided into 203 barangays.
The Legislative district of Tawi-Tawi is the representation of the province of Tawi-Tawi in the various national legislatures of the Philippines.

Sulu

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To the northeast lies the province of Sulu.
The Sultanate of Sulu formally recognised Spanish sovereignty in Tawi-Tawi and Sulu in middle of 19th century, but these areas remained partially ruled by the Spanish as their sovereignty was limited to military stations and garrisons and pockets of civilian settlements, until they had to abandon the region as a consequence of their defeat in the Spanish–American War.

Provinces of the Philippines

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Tawi-Tawi (Sinama: Jawi Jawi/Jauih Jauih) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Sulu Sea

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Tawi-Tawi also covers some islands in the Sulu Sea to the northwest, the Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi Island and the Turtle Islands, just 20 km away from Sabah. The province lies at the southwestern tip of the country, situated between the Sulu Sea in the north and the Celebes Sea in the south.
The Cuyo Islands and the Cagayan Islands are part of the province of Palawan whereas Mapun and the Turtle Islands are part of the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Tawitawi brown dove

Phapitreron cinereicepsTawitawi brown-dove
These include the Tawitawi brown dove, the Sulu hornbill and the Sulu bleeding-heart, although this latter species may already be extinct.
It is endemic to forests in the Sulu Archipelago (islands of Tawi-Tawi and Sanga-Sanga) in the Philippines.

Tawi-Tawi Island

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The province is part of the Sulu Archipelago, and consists of Tawitawi Island and 106 surrounding islands and islets with a combined land area of 1087.4 km2. Province was named after its main island.
It is the main island of Tawi-Tawi Province.

USS Harder (SS-257)

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The Tawi-Tawi anchorage was a major base for the Imperial Japanese Navy's Southwest Area Fleet during the Second World War.
Assigned the area around the Japanese fleet anchorage at Tawi-Tawi, Harder departed Fremantle on 26 May 1944 with and headed for the Celebes Sea.

Sama-Bajau

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Much of the Tawi-tawi area was the center of Sama culture and arts for hundreds of years.
The Sama-Bajau are the dominant ethnic group of the islands of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines.

Tausūg people

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Although unlike the Tausug people, many Sama retained at least part of their ancient animist religions. The Tausog or Tau Sug, Orang Suluk or Aa Suk are a Moro ethnic group constituting a significant minority in Tawi-Tawi.
The Muslim Tausugs originally had an independent state known as the Sulu Sultanate, which once exercised sovereignty over the present day provinces of Basilan, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga City, the eastern part of the Malaysian state of Sabah (formerly North Borneo) and North Kalimantan in Indonesia.

Celebes Sea

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The province lies at the southwestern tip of the country, situated between the Sulu Sea in the north and the Celebes Sea in the south.
121°04'E on its South coast, thence through Tapul and Lugus Islands and along the North coast of Tawitawi Island to Bongao Island off its Western end (5.01667°N, 119.75°W), and from thence to Tanjong Labian, the Northeastern extreme of Borneo] and the Southwest coast of Mindanao.

Sulu hornbill

Anthracoceros montani
These include the Tawitawi brown dove, the Sulu hornbill and the Sulu bleeding-heart, although this latter species may already be extinct.
It is endemic to the Sulu archipelago in the Philippines, with the largest remaining populations in Tawi-Tawi.

Okir

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Some islands are sites of centuries-old traditional burial grounds featuring traditional Sama okil carvings of ancestors.
Okil are also highly important among Sama grave markers (sunduk) which are found in the ancient traditional burial grounds of the Sama people in some (usually uninhabited) islands of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Chavacano

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Chavacano, Cebuano, and Yakan are also spoken, as is English.
Zamboangueño (Chavacano) is spoken in Zamboanga City, Basilan, parts of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Norte.

Moro people

MoroMorosMoro Muslims
The Tausog or Tau Sug, Orang Suluk or Aa Suk are a Moro ethnic group constituting a significant minority in Tawi-Tawi.
That land is located in the provinces of Basilan, Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Palawan, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sulu, Tawi-Tawi.

Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi

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Sitangkai nowadays is still a jump off port for traditional traders from Sulu, Zamboanga, mainland Tawi-Tawi going to Sabah and Borneo.

Sama language

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Tawi-Tawi (Sinama: Jawi Jawi/Jauih Jauih) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Southern Sama is located in Tawi-Tawi Island Province (in Tawi-Tawi, Simunul, Sibutu, and other major islands) and East Kalimantan (Berau)

Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo

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Majority of Tawi-Tawi Christians are Roman Catholic, they are under the jurisdiction of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga through its suffragan Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo/Diocese of Jolo.
The Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo is a Latin Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction covering the Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces in southern Philippines.

Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque

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In 1380, the first mosque in the Philippines, the Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque, was established by an Arab trader and missionary, Makhdum Karim.
The Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque is located in Barangay Tubig Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, the Philippines.

Sanga-Sanga Airport

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Sanga-Sanga Airport, the main airport of the province, is located in the municipality of Bongao.
Sanga-Sanga Airport (Sinama: Landing Sanga-Sanga), also known as Tawi-Tawi Airport, is an airport serving the general area of Bongao, the capital of the province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines.

Mardanas Island

MardanasSiluag Island
Mardanas Island is an island in the municipality of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.

Andulinang Island

Andulinang
Andulinang Island is an island in the municipality of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.