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.
A tarpaulin size poster with approximately 20 color pictures of sharks is cool in any language! It was quite a bit of time and effort to create it in Sinama. What’s the purpose? It is another addition to the educational posters that can be downloaded here at Sinama.org. Education must be both exciting and familiar. My son […]
Ask any Filipino to name an indigenous group known for their fishing, there is a good chance they will say the Badjao. Sama, the group of people from the Sulu archipelago of which the Badjao (Sama Dilaut) are a subgroup, are famed fishermen, boat builders, and ocean travelers. One challenge that exists for the Filipino education […]
There are over 30 children songs that have been written or translated for use in the MTB-MLE program for Sama & Badjao* classrooms in Mindanao. Work is in progress to see all of the songs recorded so that they can be used in classrooms where the teacher does not speak Sinama natively or fluently. Currently […]
In Buli’ Kap, pū’ iya. Maingga aniya’ saga magkamatay ilu, maī’ pasampay, maī’ na sigām maglahat ma pū’ inān. Sasuku ya saga mbal tinaima’ ma riyata’ ī’ hatina maina’an dahūan ma pū’ inān. Angkanna tuwi’ bang aniya’ a’a allum makapī’ ni sigām, na ya ī’ pinagtabangan e’ sigām kin’llo’ supaya halahuwalam, kinakan ka e’ sigām atawa pinapatay.
Central Sinama Big Book ma Sinama Dilaut dialect. Story pasalan duwa magdanakan ma pal’ngnganan tudju ni iskul. One of the 12 stories created in a Sama writers workshop in Davao City, September, 2015. Our goal is to make available more beginner and intermediate level reading materials to encourage a love of reading among Sama youth […]