A week ago, we were proud to see a post by Coolturang Sarangan on Facebook praising Ms. Sitti Zhaira K. Sabinula of Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani for placing in the top 10 nationwide for the LET, the Philippines Teacher’s Licensure Exam. We too congratulate you Ma’am Sitti Zhaira. You bring honor to the Sama people as […]
We ran a three day promo on Kindle allowing people to download the translated children’s book Agasi Kidnaps Weensy for free. It may be awhile before we run another promo for the book, but if you would like a chance to hear the content, a podcast called Elderberry Tales recorded an audio version of the […]
For years now we have been creating children’s books for Sama that incorporate Sama culture and often Sama folktales into a children’s book format. Many of these books can be found on our subdomain Library Sinama. Every once in awhile we come across a really great story that we want to have a broader reach. […]
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 […]
Patay Lidjiki’ itu maraiꞌ ya na favorite kalanganku ma bahasa Sūk. Bahaꞌu-bahaꞌu bay aku min Tawi-Tawi. Bay aku pinakalang ma stage ma Battle of the Bands. Pagpihaku lyrics ma Biraddali maka Patay Lidjikiꞌ, halam tapihaku. Luwal lyrics video ma Youtube. Sogoꞌ pasal mbal giꞌ akosog mobile internet ma Tawi-Tawi, halam taꞌndaꞌ Youtube video-na. Halam aku makakalang Patay Lidjiki’. […]
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 […]
The following video was taken in Laum Tabawan upon the observance of Pagtulak Balaꞌ, a Sama ritual that seeks to cleanse a community of evil spirits during the Islamic month of Sappal. Evil spirits are said to be especially active during the month of Sappal. The tulak bala’ is a call to any evil spirits […]
Aniya’ na duwa Android App ma Google Play ma Bahasa Sinama. 1. Kalangan Onde’-Iskul (Children Songs) 2. Sinama Big Books. Makajari na saga anakbi ang’nda’ video min kalangan iskul minsan halam aniya’ internet. Ahāp saga kalangan itu pasal bang ma iskul saga anakbi, labi al’kkas sigām anganad…
The above video is a collection of timelapses, photos, and video from a trip to Sabah for the 2nd International Conference on Bajau/Sama Diaspora held at the Tun Sakaran Museum in conjunction with the Festival Igal Antarabangsa.
Sunrise Timelapse taken in Sim-Sim, Sandakan, Malaysia.
Speedboat video taken in Semporna going to Bum-Bum island.
Pictures and video from Terusan Baru, Bum-Bum.
Pictures of Semporna from Seafest Hotel.
Pictures and video from the Festival Igal Antarabangsa.
Picture of lepa model from Tun Sakaran Museum.
Sunset Timelapse taken in Terusan Baru.