Maniniyot

I was recently introduced to this term by a friend, supposedly “maniniyot” is the tagalog/filipino word for “photographer”. I’ve always thought it was “tagakuha ng litrato.” Hahaha. I’m not even sure if It’s a real word. I can’t begin to fathom what tagalog root-word could’ve birthed such a word. It could have Its roots in the Visayas or Mindanao regions. I would’ve preferred “Litratista” yung kumukuha/gumagawa ba ng litrato. Medyo may pagka-elitista ano?

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