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Most Common Bagobo Animals

In any Bagobo community, you will always find the following animals:

1. Horse - Kuda

Kuda


2. Dog - Aso

Aso


3. Cat - Mengko

Mengko


4. Pig - Baboy

Baboy


5. Carabao - Karabo

Karabo

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