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  1. Datu

    Datu is the title for chiefs, sovereign princes, and monarchs in the Visayas and Mindanao Regions of the Philippines. Together with Lakan, Apo in Central and Northern Luzon, Sultan and Rajah, they are titles used for native royalty, and are still currently used especially in Mindanao and Sulu. Depending upon the prestige of the sovereign prince, this title of Datu could be roughly equated to the European dukes, marquesses, counts, or barons. In big barangays, which had contacts with other southeast Asian cultures through trade, some Datus took the title Rajah or Sultan. The word datu is akin to the Malay word Dato' or Datuk, which are royal titles of the Malay people, and to the Fijian title of Ratu. Proofs of Filipino royalty and nobility must be demonstrated only by blood descent, that is, one has to have native blood in his veins, and must be a descendant of ancient native royal or noble families.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of datu in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of datu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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