What is Encomienda system in the Philippines?
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Likewise, people ask, what does Encomienda system mean?
Encomienda, in Spain's American and Philippine colonies, legal system by which the Spanish crown attempted to define the status of the indigenous population. It was based upon the practice of exacting tribute from Muslims and Jews during the Reconquista (“Reconquest”) of Muslim Spain.
Beside above, what was the main purpose of the Encomienda system? What was the goal and purpose of the Encomienda system and why didn't it work? The goal was to enslave Native Americans and the purpose was to use the slaves as a labor source. It didn't work because the Native Americans knew the land and could escape easily. they also were not immune to the diseases and died.
Beside this, what does Encomendero mean?
Definition of encomendero. : the holder of an encomienda.
What are the three types of Encomienda?
3 type of Encomienda exist:
- The Royal Encomiendas, belonging to the King,
- the Ecclesiastical Encomiendas, belonging to the Church,
- Privado belonging to private individuals.