However, there are various theories about the origin of the name with some people saying the province got its name from a Chinese word which means the land of beautiful harbors.
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Eventually the Palawan was colonized by the Spanish and then by Americans who both introduced their ways of life to the residents. Amongst the things that were introduced include agriculture and schools which benefited both the locals and the colonial masters. During the Second World War Japanese captured prisoners of war most of whom were Americans.
The province was eventually rescued from the Japanese loyalist by a task force which comprised of Filipino and American soldiers between February 28 and April 1945. Due to the many colonial masters and people who have settled in Palawan over the years, the province has a total of eighty seven ethnic groups who all live in peace.