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Bana Sailani

Bana Sailani

Aꞌa Sisangat si Bana Sailani. Ya pagusaha asal kampungna, magdaing maka magtuhun tipay. Sisangat itu dakayuꞌ paglahatan saga Sama Dilaut mariyataꞌ tꞌbba 2km min Mꞌddas (Siasi). Arikiꞌ lagiꞌ si Bana ma waktu bonoꞌ Jipun (1942-1945). Pinalangi iya ma tahik eꞌ inaꞌna boꞌ iya pataꞌu supaya makalahi sigām bang binombahan kauman sigām. Aheya na si Bana […]

DepEd Davao City’s Spelling Guide for the Sama Dilaut & Central Sinama

DepEd Davao City's Spelling Guide for the Sama Dilaut & Central Sinama

DepEd Davao City in coordination with SIL Philippines and the Sama Dilaut communities of Davao City have developed a spelling guide which is relevant to all Central Sinama dialects and may prove useful for other Sama languages as well.  My attendance at the Final Consultation for Sinama Orthography held on July 18th, 2018 in Tawi-Tawi […]

Sinama Dictionary App Launched Today on Google Play

We are proud to announce that for the first time, the Central Sinama to English Dictionary is available for download as an app from Google Play. This dictionary has a wealth of information on the Sinama language. Version 1.0 has 13,325 entries in Sinama and 10,455 English reversal entries. The work of compiling this dictionary […]

Langgal Tabawan and Igal Tabawan

Interview with Sir Omarjan Jahuran inside Langgal Tabawan

While Tawi-Tawi is starting to become a place frequented by tourists, Tabawan is a small island in Tawi-Tawi that is off the beaten path.  Here the cultures and traditions of the Sama people have been maintained to a high degree along with their livelihood and autonomy.  Professor Jose S. Buenconsejo goes off the beaten path in […]

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