Influence of Indian ancestry in Philippines:
India had greatly influenced the many different cultures of the Philippines through the Indianized kingdom of the Hindu Majapahit, Khmer Empire and the Buddhist Srivijaya. Indian presence in the Philippines has been ongoing since prehistoric times along with the Japanese people,and the Han Chinese, predating even the coming of the Europeans by at least two millennium.Indian people,together with the natives of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula, traded with natives and introduced and passed Hinduism to the natives of the Philippines. It were the Indian Baniyas converts to Islam who brought Sunni Islam in the Philippine islands.
Added 253 days ago|6/26/2013 11:10:01 PM