Guimbal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 27,707 people in 5,310 households.
A closer fact compared to some other writings is that the name of the town was derived from a musical instrument called Guimbal, sometimes called by other researchers as gimba. The guimbal was one of the ancient musical instruments of the Spanish Panayanos. It is described as a drum usually thirty centimeters high and twenty centimeters in diameters, made from a hollowed trunk of a palm tree, cut and covered with either goat or deer skin. The guimbal or gimba as its variation, sometimes also spelled gimbal is confirmed as an ancient Malay instrument.
The Spaniards discovered the settlers using the instrument to warn the people of the coming of the raiding Moro pirates who used to loot the town and capture its natives to be sold as slaves in Kolambogan,
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