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What is Doll in Tagalog? History, Kinds, and Filipina Barbie Dolls

What is Doll in Tagalog? History, Kinds, and Filipina Barbie Dolls

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The doll in Tagalog is called “manika” or “maynika”, a common toy for young girls all over the world. When it comes to baby names, Manika was derived from a Sanskrit origin, meaning “precious jewels.” As a toy, dolls are a small model of humans and the most popular doll is Barbie. But in case you don’t know, there are also Filipina Barbie dolls.  The origin of dolls dolls can be traced back to as early as 2000 BC. This is after archaeologists found wooden paddle dolls in Ancient Egyptian tombs and burial grounds. There was also evidence found that dolls made from clay, ivory, and wood existed in ancient Rome. In ancient Japan, the earliest known dolls are Daruma, Hina, and Kokeshi dolls.  Aside from being girl’s toys, there are cultures where dolls are also used as spiritual or r...