Famous Sama foods are much different than the foods of other Filipino and Malaysian Ethnic Groups. In our Facebook Album we are continually uploading pictures of the foods that Sama love. You can tell by the multitude of likes and comments they have been getting! Some of the foods featured are: Jā- A rice cookie […]
Lady Monkey is trying to find away to cross the channel between islands. Grandfather Turtle and Grandfather Crocodile reject her initial offer of her parents territory. Eventually Grandfather Crocodile agrees on a payment. Lady Monkey rides on his back to the other side. When it is time to pay, Lady Monkey asks him to bring her closer to the other shore. Without paying Grandfather Crocodile, Lady Buwaya jumps off of his back and tells him that she has tricked him. Later on when Lady Monkey and her friends are collecting food at low tide, they see Grandfather Crocodile, apparently dead. On the way home, Lady Monkey stays behind out of pity for Grandfather Crocodile, who she tricked. She ends up being the one who is tricked. Grandfather Crocodile springs on her and takes his revenge.
Badjao have become famous internationally for their unique culture and capabilities, even though Badjao is not even the term the Sama Dilaut use for themselves. The complications this has caused will teach you a unique lesson that is important for city governments, community health workers, NGOs, hospitals and other aid workers when interacting with indigenous people of their nation.
Aku ma tōng pantan, ngahangad bulan mamikil parondong tudju ni si dayang p’ddi sinandalan d’nda taga tunang Tangisku lasa, mbal tasandalan Entomku sidja remembrance-nu tagku sing-sing pamuwan ni llaw-sangom tandingku Ya na ina’an pangentomanku ma kau Bolero du ba dayang pikilanku Bang kau lai na dayang takawinan aku ma luma magtangisan Bang iyan bey panungbas […]
Dyana: Ō….Abang, siksa’ atay pangentoman, Entom ma iya mbal tatambanan, bohe’ mata maglibis-libisan, Lawak iya min pangatayan Den Bisa: Ō….Dayang, hogot atay engkotanta, Ilu na ōnna kasi-lasa, entom tanda’ lasa ma iya, Bohe’ mata tanda lalom lasa Den Bisa & Dyana: Ō…..lasa kinallogan, atayku p’ddi’ to’ongan Dyana: Lambe daun-daun e’ baliyu’, b’ttē’ lambehan entom atayku […]
Panduꞌ itu dakayuꞌ palbahagiꞌan saga sulatku ma pasalan system pagsulat Bahasa Sinama. Nggaꞌi ka ōn bagayku si Al Hamza ya pagbissalaku ma panduꞌ itu. Al Hamza itu bahasa Arab, bang ma English, “The glottal stop.” Bang ma Sinama, “hamsaꞌ.” Halam aniyaꞌ hamsaꞌ ma batang-sulat English. Sogoꞌ ma saga kabtangan Sinama aniyaꞌ hamsaꞌ. Kagunahan niusal batang-sulat […]
Mbal ni pagsusunan atay labay tinambanan Ka’a ru ma pikilan Tangbus ka’a dangan-dangan Maglabi dayang addatnu Mbal dayang takaipatku Minsan alungay in nyawa Nandal pagkasilasa Subay dayang tahatinu Maglabi-labi lasaku Ngalibis bohe’ mataku Tobtob ma ka’a entomku Chorus 1 Siksa’ pa’abut ma bukut kasi-lasaku Pali’ bay tinambanan p’ddi’ man ni’entoman Sukup niya’ dayang, sukup magkarukka’an […]
Ō dayang subay labi min pagsusunan yamboho’ tahatinu pangatayan Kasi-lasa dayang mbal katungbasan Ō tuwan entomku halam bay mala’an Minsan butas kita karuwangan Da’a balikin atay bay na pali’an Chorus 1 Man kita magbalik dayang Entomun janji’ku Mbal du ka tambananku Battē’ bay dahū-dahū Ōō.. Maglandu’ kōg atayku Masi’ lasanu ma aku Mbalta jangka-jangkaku Tuhan […]
As a student of linguistics and the Sinama language, I take a keen interest in the Sama populations throughout Southeast Asia. Many of my Sama contacts here in the Philippines had repeatedly told me that there are high populations of Sama in Sabah. Whereas these Sama friends of mine would never want to be called […]