Moro


Religious or Ethnic Group

Moro

"Moro" was a pejorative term used by Spaniards to refer to Muslims during the Philippines was under the rule of the Spanish empire. Muslim student activists who eventually founded the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) appropriated the term in the late 1960s and gave it a more militant meaning.

Patricio Abinales, University of Hawaii-Manoa, School of Pacific and Asian Studies