The first humans to have inhabited the Philippines were the 'Tabon Man'. Negritos who appear similar to the tribals of Andaman islands followed later and settled in Philippines. There are a large number of tribes in Philippines. In spite of enduring years of colonization, the descendants of the original inhabitants have been able to preserve the culture of Philippines. The great diversity in language, arts, music and traditions provide us with an idea about the richness of this archipelago, the Philippines.