More Dreaming of a Program to Provide Sinama Books for Schools Not every one that should be using the Sinama books we are producing will be able to buy them. Maybe the price is still too prohibitive or maybe getting a budget for books in a minority language is something that school administration cannot prioritize. […]
We want them to be called Badjao, others want Pala’u, what about Sama Dilaut? The topic of this post was resolved for me way back in 2010 when I started learning the Sinama language. I learned Sinama from Sama Siasi. Mainly Sama Musu’ and Sama Silompak. However I frequented the communities of Sama Dilaut as well. […]
I was privileged to be in attendance at the 1st International Conference on the Sama Dilaut hosted by Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi. My three days in Tawi-Tawi (December 1-3) were spent surrounded by scholars, political leaders and activists, teachers, school administrators, NGOs, artists, Sama from various linguistic sub-groups including the Sama Dilaut, and a wide […]
Tarasul pasalan Omang ma bahasa Sinama Tabawan. This is one of 12 big books created in a writers workshop held in Davao City. The purpose of big books is to give Sama children introductory reading material that will encourage them to read in their own language. All of the big books from the workshop were […]
On the website Tausug 101, Anak Ilu has been posting wordlists as part of his teaching the Tausug language to those who want to learn. Here is a post that his readers could appreciate. I have been studying Ethnographic Research Methods and for a unit on kinship, with the help of my brother Paul and […]
past tense: marginalized; past participle: marginalized
treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral.
The Sama with their co-inhabitants of Rio Hondo are cast out of the city. Out of the way. The rulers of the city indeed find them insignificant. Those of importance are those that provide the Latin origin for this city. The Chabacanos.