In a place called Sayyatan is a village on top of a high mountain along the trail at the most southern end of the town. During the American Regime, the name Say-yatan was changed to Amlimay in honor of the most influential headman and original family of the barrio. Other stories also say that it originated from the word “Alimay”, wich means simply bring it here or give it to me. This came about when American Soldiers visiting the place during the American Regime found an old woman pounding native rice with a wooden pestle. One of the soldiers took the wooden pestle while inquiring from her the name of the place. The old woman not understands what the soldier said, replied, “alimay” referring to the wooden pestle for the soldier to give it back to her. From then on, the place was named “alimay” and was changed to “Amlimay”.
Amlimay is located at the southernmost barangay of Buguias, adjacent to the Municipality of Kabayan, Benguet. It is said to be the first settlement of the ancestors of Benguet people, hence, its moniker as “Home of the Forefathers” of Benguet. The alleged proof of this claim consists of the barangay’s ownership of a jar named “Tokotok”, a rare and antique artifact that was reputed to accommodate around one cavan of rice meant for fermentation into wine. The “tapey” thus produced is said to have equaled the best wines of Spain, France and other European countries.
b. Establishment of Barangay
Amlimay was created on June 18, 1966 under RA 4695 annexing Guioeng into one barangay. The people speak kalanguyya, Ibaloi,Kankanaey and Mangibuguiyas
Amlimay composed of 23 sitios namely: Bangbangayyen, Guieong, Lawed, Taguinday, Dontog, Tangwawan, Kimpit, Salidet, Silac, Tattawa, Daclan, Topdac, Damang, Tacap, Toglo, Mangkiw, Lulutab, Dakotto,Bana-ao, Besocol, Mogao, Apunan, and Abat.