INDIGENOUS TERMS OF PLACES AND SPOTS IN RANGELAND MANAGEMENT

  1. Bawek/Baok – A physical barrier that keeps animals from intruding into other designate areas in the rangeland.
  2. Coral – A physical enclosure, usually natural enclosures a fenced-in structure where animals are driven into and entrapped for various purposes like branding and snaring individual heads for the market.
  3. Asinan – An often used gathering area where cows are herded-to by blowing a horn or yelling “asin” for purposes of periodically providing supplementary salt licking that is essential to the overall health of cattle.
  4. Pastol/Estancia – the common designation for grazing land.
  5. Nanpitdawan – A usual waterhole made by the carabaos wallowing in muddy fields. These eventually become periodic watering areas until it dries up.