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The Itnegs are an ethno-linguistic group occupying the land of Abra on the northwestern portion of the Cordillera Mountains of Northern Luzon in the Philippines.
Itneg derives from the combination of Malaysian words I (from) and Tineg (the name of a place and river). The name Itneg is also descriptive of their location because Tineg, is a source a water. It is believed that Itneg is derived from the Ilocano syncopated word used to describe people from other groups, not essentially to describe the people of Tineg. Another word often used to describe Tingguians is Igorot. Itnegs and Tingguians are generally from Abra.
To the Itnegs, the Eagle serves as a protector and a guide and gives them warning if there is an enemy.