Ae·​ta ˈē-tə How to pronounce Aeta (audio)
plural Aeta or Aetas
: an indigenous people inhabiting the central and southern Zambales mountains in Zambales, Pampanga, and Bataan provinces of the Philippines
: a member of the Aeta people

Word History



First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aeta was in 1821

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“Aeta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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