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Thursday, December 19, 2019

How Vigan got its name



How Vigan got its name is told from an anecdote told for generations which tells of a Spaniard walking along the banks of the Mestizo River. There, he met a native of the place and stopped to inquire: “Como se Ilama usted de esta lugar?” (What is the name of this place?) Not understanding a word of Spanish, the native scratched his head and upon seeing that the Spaniard was pointing to a plant, exclaimed in Ilocano: “Bigaa Apo”. 

Bigaa is a "Alcasia Macroniza",  is a giant taro plant belonging to the gabi family which used to thrive at the bank of the Mestizo River.

From the name of the plant – Bigaa, hence Vigan derived its name.



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