Five Major Groups in Mindano :
- Tasug – the fisrt tribe in the archipelago to be converted to Islam
- Maranao – they are the people who live on the northern edge of Lake Lanao and last group to be converted to Islam
- Maguindanao – they are the people who live in the area of Cotabato province and live on agriculture, fishing and weaving mats and baskets
- Samal- they are the poorest people of the major Muslim community.
- Badjao- they are the wanderers of the Sulu Sea
Other Ethinc groups are :