Maranao translates as “people of the lake”. They now reside in the banks of Lake Lanao. Like the most of the Bangsamoro tribes, the Maranao has retained its native land from where their first sultanate has resided.
The Maranao culture focuses mainly on the values of human life and life itself. Traditions such as matrimony and baptism have been well preserved and valued today as they would do centuries back. Such traditions, however, are strictly going into danger of being replaced by modernization and practices.